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    Differ from somebody doing something

    Like his father, Alfred Nobel was imaginative and inventive, but differed from him showing more financial sense. He was quick to see industrial openings for his scientific inventions and invested in over 80 companies in 20 different countries.
    Source: Alfred Nobel, a man of contrasts

    Is this structure correct?
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    Re: Differ from somebody doing something

    I wouldn't use it. Here are some options:
    "differed from him, showing"
    "differed from him in showing"
    "differed from him by showing"

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    Re: Differ from somebody doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I wouldn't use it. Here are some options:
    "differed from him, showing"
    "differed from him in showing"
    "differed from him by showing"
    Looking at the examples, it seems that in is commonly used to compare different respects.

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