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    Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    Is there a difference between:

    That's different from _____________.

    VS

    That's different than _____________.

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    Occasionally.

    Read the usage note here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/different

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Occasionally.

    Read the usage note here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/different
    That's different from what we were talking about.

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    That's different than what were were talking about.

    Is there a difference in meaning here?

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    No appreciable difference. I prefer the first.

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    I am not a teacher.

    Different from is my preference too.

    I know that different than is correct, so please don't bother pointing that out to me, but I never use it myself and it always jars when I hear it.

    This is a purely personal point of view but the than makes it feel like a comparative and I expect to hear that something is differenter than...

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    You can use 'different from' all the time. It will always be right, though not necessarily the best choice of preposition.

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    You'll also hear "different to".

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    Re: Is there a difference between: That's different from _____________.

    When it comes to "different to" I feel the way Roman feels about "different than".

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