What Is Their Main Difference?
'From' and 'than' are words that are widely used in English grammar and are used on different occasions. 'From is used to show location, time, distance, etc. 'Than' is mainly used for comparison.
Some of the uses of the word 'from*' are:
- to indicate where something started or someone was born. In order words, it is used to show the place of origin:
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- to show the time of the starting point of something:
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'Than' is mainly used as a conjunction. In this case, it helps comparing two thing, situations, etc. Have a look:
Louis is shorter
I woke up much earlier
Why Are They Confused?
In some languages, 'from' and 'than' are translated as one work. This is mainly because there is only one equivalent for these two words, therefore learners with languages like Persian who are learning English as their second language may confuse the two.