When to use "Then" and "Than"

More of the confusions of English!

A friend recently said he couldn’t seem to keep straight when to use “then” and when to use “than.”

Here’s a simple set of rules:

“Then” shows sequence.   He went for a drive and then he did his chores.

First he read the directions. Then, he threw them away because they didn’t make sense.

“Than” shows comparison.  She enjoyed the movie more than she thought she would.

He liked the chocolate cake more than the ice cream sundae.

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