Re: the most common
I had to read this four times before I even understood your question.
Originally Posted by joham
If you had used quotation marks, it would have been SO much easier to understand this.
"Different from" is the most common structure...
Even then, it's troublesome. Surely there are more common phrases in both the US and the UK than "different from"!
The structure "different from" is more common than [what? "different than"?] in both the US and the UK. -- THAT would have been 10 times easier to understand.
Please remember that the people answering your questions don't know what you're asking. We don't have your background. If you can write in a way that makes it easier for us, you'll get better and faster answers. My hat is off to JohnParis, who seemed not to have the trouble I did.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.