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    Use of "different"

    I find two uses with the word 'different" ___ "different than" and "different from". Which is correct?

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    Re: Use of "different"

    Both are possible, as is 'to'.

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    Re: Use of "different"


    Type 'different from/than/to' in the Google Custom S(earch) box near the top of the page. You will find links to previous answers to your question.

    In most cases, 'different from' will be correct. I always make that my go-to collocation. It usually works.

    Rover



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    Re: Use of "different"

    Quote Originally Posted by wynnmyintuu View Post
    I find two uses with the word 'different" ___ "different than" and "different from". Which is correct?
    You will find that "different than" is very common in AmE, but many teachers and experts reject that use when it is followed by a noun or noun phrase and prefer "different from". On the other hand, "different than" is acceptable to most when it precedes a full clause. "Different to" is not very common in AmE. See the usage note here: American Heritage Dictionary Entry: different

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