Is it sooner rather than later or sooner than later?

The traditional expression “sooner rather than later” is now commonly abbreviated to the less logical “sooner than later.” The shorter form is very popular, but is more likely to cause raised eyebrows than the similarly abbreviated expression “long story short.”

What does rather sooner than later mean?

without too much delay
: without too much delay : soon We need to fix this problem sooner rather than later.

How do you use sooner rather than later?

As soon or quickly as possible; closer to now than a later time or date. I’d rather we have the meeting sooner rather than later so we can finalize the project details. Can we fill out that application tonight? I’d like to get it done sooner rather than later.

Is it sooner or later or soon or later?

If you say that something will happen sooner or later, you mean that it will happen at some time in the future, even though it might take a long time. Sooner or later she would be caught by the police.

Which ever is later means?

a) that one which occurs later; or. b) regardless of which occurs later; or.

How do you use then correctly?

The way to keep the pair straight is to focus on this basic difference: than is used when you’re talking about comparisons; then is used when you’re talking about something relating to time. Than is the word to choose in phrases like smaller than, smoother than, and further than.

What is the meaning of the word rather than?

used for saying that one thing is preferred to another or happens instead of another. Doug chose to quit rather than admit that he’d made a mistake.

Is Sooner grammatically correct?

Sooner is the comparative of soon. It means more soon. This chance has come sooner than I expected.

What does now and then mean?

: from time to time : occasionally now and then we go off to the country.

What is the difference between soon and later?

The word “later” is used to talk about a future time, but we don’t know exactly when in the future it will be. The word “soon”, on the other hand, is used when something will happen in the immediate future, and usually the person has a general idea of when it will happen.

Is later before or after?

‘Later’ can be an adverb too. It means at a time in the future, or after the time you have mentioned. “He will be back later.” ‘After’ can also be an adverb.

How many hours does later mean?

I had a discussion with someone from the midwest who said that later can mean in 2, 3, 5 , or 1000 minutes. For me though, it means more than 30mins into the future. If I will do something in less than ~30 minutes I’ll say, “in a little bit” or “In a minute.”

Which is the best definition of sooner rather than later?

: without too much delay : soon We need to fix this problem sooner rather than later. “Sooner rather than later.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

Which is better to get answers early or later?

It’s better to get answers early than later on. Better to go through it early than later in the season”. This results in a higher input of photosynthetical radiation partly since the radiation is higher early than later during the summer and partly due to the longer growing season.

Who is going to step down sooner rather than later?

SO Lord Browne, chief executive of energy giant BP, is to step down sooner rather than later. His squad took longer to win its first European Cup than the present one and we will win the league sooner rather than later. This team has the potential to go down in LFC history along with the best of them.

When did the axe fall sooner or later?

With the predicted fallout from its publication, its not impossible that Ms Mowlam could find herself back in Ulster, getting involved in integrated education – one of her ambitions – sooner rather than later. Despite Morgan’s staunch support for his coach the axe had to fall sooner rather than later.