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    Question Different from/to/than

    Hi,

    I have seen some people use "different than" and
    some people use "different from" and also "different to".
    Are they all correct usages, or is it a spoken vs written thing?

    Thanks

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    Re: Different from/to/than

    In formal grammar, the correct choice is "different from".

    "Different than" is considered by Webster's New World Dictionary to be colloquial, and "different to" is colloquial in British English.

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    Re: Different from/to/than

    'Different than' isn't used much in British English- it tends to be used more by Americans.


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    Re: Different from/to/than

    Thank you rewboss and tdol. :)

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