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    #1

    Smile different from/than/to

    Which one is more propitiate to write from, than or to?

    Quality and quantity wise my current job is very different from/than/to my previous job.

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    #2

    Re: different from/than/to

    Always use "different from".

    Just remember this and you can't go wrong:

    Similar to
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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: different from/than/to

    That's a personal choice. I use 'from', accept 'to' and dislike 'than'. Others have different opinions.

    (crossposted)

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    #4

    Re: different from/than/to

    I agree with Piscean. I almost always use 'from'. Occasionally 'to' seems better. (I can't think of an example off hand*, but I'll post when I do. It's usually in a more complex sentence).
    I don't think 'than' is ever warranted.

    *PS: One example is when there are a lot of 'from's:
    "The argument from teleology is different to the argument from ontology."

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    #5

    Re: different from/than/to

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I don't think 'than' is ever warranted.
    It could be used in AmE according to
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1162272
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: different from/than/to

    Nobody has claimed it isn't used.

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    Re: different from/than/to

    Quote Originally Posted by greenhouse View Post
    Which one is more propitiate appropriate to write use- "from", "than" or "to"?

    Quality- and quantity-wise, my current job is very different from /than/to my previous job/one.
    Unless the broader context justifies/clarifies it, "quantity-wise" is odd in that sentence.

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