Asked by Pooja Bisht
Q. Where we use “To” and “Than” in sentences
There is a slight difference between “TO” and “THAN”, but when you understand right from basic, then it will be clear to you
I prefer tea than coffee (wrong)
I prefer tea to coffee (correct)
Always use TO with PREFER
I prefer trouser to jeans
I prefer Nigeria to United States
We know that “TO” is a preposition which is used for “DIRECTIONS”.
Apart from that, “To’ is also used between two things when compared.
I like my pink dress to black dress
Here, “TO” is used
As there is a comparison between PINK and BLACK DRESS
So, when we are comparing these two dresses, we are using
I like MUMBAI to DUBAI
This is comparison between two cities.
And I am comparing them
In the same way, if there is comparison between two things, be it dresses, places or any thing, we are going to use “TO”
I prefer Saturday to Sunday for enjoying my weekend
I prefer Mrs. Arpita Sharam for teaching English to Mrs. X
Now, let’s take a look of “THAN”
We have seen that “TO” is used while comparing things of similar nature.
For example, dresses, places or even eatables.
However, when things are of different nature, then we use “THAN”
I like to play than to sleep
Here, play and sleep are different.
So, we use “than”
Hope, it is clear to you now