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Rule "less/more ... then (than)"

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Description: less/more ... then (than)
Message: Did you mean than?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/word-choice-than-vs-then/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It's less controversial then one would think.
    Correction suggestion: than
  • It's a less controversial decision then one would think.
    Correction suggestion: than
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He was more scared back then.
  • If the structure is one or more thin layers then it will reflect some wavelengths and transmit others.
  • Hopefully we'll know more by then about where TCEM is coming from.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LESS_MORE_THEN [1]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-25 16:45:50 +0000)