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    Hi,

    I want to ask one more thing
    It is 'differ from'

    She is different from you.
    She is different than you.
    She is more different from you.
    She is more different than you.

    Which are correct?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: differ from

    Quote Originally Posted by esmaa View Post
    Hi,

    I want to ask one more thing
    It is 'differ from'

    She is different from you.Correct
    She is different than you. Not correct, but often heard.
    She is more different from you. "More" is not necessary nor correct.
    She is more different from you.

    Which are correct?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: differ from

    I am not a teacher.

    different from, different than

    Some purists consider only different from to be correct.
    Note that when a clause follows, than becomes a conjunction, but from and to remain prepositions.

    different than we thought
    different from what we thought
    different to what we thought

    V.

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