Is it "rather then" or "rather than"?

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  1. j@cko

    j@cko Diamond Member

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    which one is correct?



    Nearly 15 yr-old thread.
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    I think it would always be "than".
     
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    rather than
     
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    Rather than. If you are comparing two (or more) things, then it's rather than.

    I'd rather be a member of AnandTech rather than a member of HardOCP.
     
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    rather thin
     
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    as half Japanese wich is speaking kinda broken Japenglish me thinking it ought 2 be more like
    rather than, or not maybe? :eek::
     
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    Ok, good. I thought I was right. Cu'z a girl friend of mine send me a message which used "rather then" I was like what the.....
    So, I asked another friend, who I shouldn't had asked in the first place. He said it's "rather then" as well. I was like, now I feel like an idiot!...
     
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    .. dont correct your girlfriend's grammar.... thats a geek thing to do...
     
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    Shouldn't have. Not shouldn't had. ;)

    Probably a waste of time to correct someone's grammar after nearly 15 years.
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    Award for weirdest necro?
     
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    I don't think your reply will be seen by any of the original posters, the thread is so old that they have all died from old age by now.
     
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    oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
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    rizzle kicks?
     
  16. Kaido

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    ROFL, didn't even notice the date :D

    Necro'd by a grammar nazi no less
     
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