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Is than a Scrabble word?
Yes. The word than is a Scrabble US word. The word than is worth 7 points in Scrabble:
Is than a Scrabble UK word?
Yes. The word than is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:
Is than a Words With Friends word?
Yes. The word than is a Words With Friends word. The word than is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):
|HANT 7||TANH 7|
|ANT 3||HAN 6|
|HAT 6||NAH 6|
|NAT 3||NTH 6|
|AH 5||AN 2|
|AT 2||HA 5|
|NA 2||TA 2|
than htan tahn athn hatn ahtn thna htna tnha ntha hnta nhta tanh atnh tnah ntah anth nath hant ahnt hnat nhat anht naht
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word than. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in than.
From Middle English than, thanne, from Old English þanne, a variant of þonne (“then, since, because”), from Proto-Germanic *þan (“at that, at that time, then”), from earlier *þam, from Proto-Indo-European *tóm, accusative masculine of *só (“demonstrative pronoun, that”). Cognate with Dutch dan (“than”), German denn (“than”), German dann (“then”). Doublet of then.
Usage prescriptivists have a number of rules concerning than. In formal grammar, than is not a preposition to govern the oblique case (although it has been used as such by writers such as William Shakespeare, whose 1600 play Julius Caesar contains the line A man no mightier than thyself or me. . ., and Samuel Johnson, who wrote No man had ever more discernment than him, in finding out the ridiculous.). Than functions as both conjunction and preposition; when it is used as a conjunction, it governs the nominative case, and when a preposition, the oblique case. To determine the case of a pronoun following "than", a writer can look to implied words and determine how they would relate to the pronoun.
Some prescriptivists insist that whom must follow than (not who); although according to the above rule, who would be the "correct" form. Critics of this often cite this mandatory exception as evidence that the prescriptivist rule is logically erroneous, in addition to its being inconsistent with well-established usage.
than (not comparable)
From Old English þonne.
Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese 炭 (“coal”, SV: thán).
than • (炭, 炮)
Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese 嘆 (SV: thán).