Different and difference

• 01-Oct-2006, 02:29
kahhong
Different and difference
Hello,

1. What are the differences?

And

2. What is the different?

which one correct and why?

thank You!!!
• 01-Oct-2006, 17:21
Humble
Re: Different and difference
Hi kahhong,
It is advisable to give some context when you ask a question.:-)
Your N2 is wrong, because you've got no noun; then, what is the article for? When you compare two things you ask: What is the difference? I wouldn't say N1 is wrong, but an example would be a bit far-fetched:
You compare several pairs of things - A and B, C and D, E and F. Hence, we have 3 differences. Anyway it sounds odd to me.
That's how I see it.
Cheers.
• 03-Oct-2006, 13:34
daphlak
Re: Different and difference
'Different' is an adjective. 'Difference' is a noun.
• 03-Oct-2006, 13:41
daphlak
Re: Different and difference
Quote:

Originally Posted by Humble
Hi kahhong,
It is advisable to give some context when you ask a question.:-)
Your N2 is wrong, because you've got no noun; then, what is the article for? When you compare two things you ask: What is the difference? I wouldn't say N1 is wrong, but an example would be a bit far-fetched:
You compare several pairs of things - A and B, C and D, E and F. Hence, we have 3 differences. Anyway it sounds odd to me.
That's how I see it.
Cheers.

'Different' is an adjective. 'Difference' is a noun.
• 03-Oct-2006, 15:21
kahhong
Re: Different and difference
Thank for your feedback Humble and daphlak:-D
okie, For an example :
What are the (different or differences) between Product A and Product B?

which one is correct answer? ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Humble
Hi kahhong,
Your N2 is wrong, because you've got no noun.

Hello Humble, could you show me how to construct a correct question by using the right structure, please?
For an example noun+verb+....., something like that. :-) 8-)
• 03-Oct-2006, 23:07
Humble
Re: Different and difference
Hi kahhong,
Neither of them is correct. All your sentence is wrong. It should be
What is the difference between Product A and Product B?
Sorry, I don't quite understand your problem. What kind of questions would you like to make? Using these words - different, difference?
How does American English differ from British English?
Cheers

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