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    From vs. Than

    I was taught that it is different from. I can’t remember why that is. I hear a whole lot of people say, “different than”. Which one is correct and why?

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    Re: From vs. Than

    You'll hear different from/to/than, so I'd say they're all correct.

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    Re: From vs. Than

    Quote Originally Posted by Studentlearner View Post
    I was taught that it is different from. I can’t remember why that is. I hear a whole lot of people say, “different than”. Which one is correct and why?
    In AmE, "different from" and "different than" are the more common.
    In BrE, "different from" and "different to" are the more common.

    Different from works best for either variant.

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    Re: From vs. Than

    But we almost always use use 'differ from'- is that the same in the US?

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    Re: From vs. Than

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    But we almost always use use 'differ from'- is that the same in the US?
    Yes, same here. The other two appear to come from comparisons in other expressions:

    compared to
    [verb] differently than

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