The word Then is used as an element of time. The words then, element and time are awash with E's. Nary an A in sight. So, if you're in a quandary about which word to use when writing something to do with time, such as "She arrived in a rush because she was much later then she meant to be," remember the rule of E's: Element of Time = Then.
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