This is a mistake often made by novice campers.Which instance does the "then" refer to, (1) when he solved the problem, or (2) after he solved the problem?
What do you mean?P.S. Since I have never gone camping I have to note that scenario #2 is "courtesy of ,,." although I didn't have the courtesy to ask him if I could use it, so scenario #2 is nicked from ,,.
That was the point that I was trying to make.Mr DotCom, I thought your post was your usual display of your sense of humor. If you were trying to help, then I should have purred
Judging from this thread, "then" in what I quoted was used with the sense of "afterwards." Thank you very much all of you for the help!
Who did you take the scenario from? I still can't get what you are saying, but understand that I like you still.In this case however I couldn't really say that the situation I described (the second one) was "courtesy of ,,." since I wasn't polite enough to ask him if I could use it.
Is there no possibility that "but then" should be read together in this sentence? Similar to "then again" usage? (as was commented in this FR-EN thread - I'm sure I've read a thread on this usage of "but then" but I can't find it)He solved that crisis by tying the tent to a couple of trees, but then he learned that you can never rely on the weather forecast.