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Thread: different

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
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    i want to know the difference between different from & different than

    thanks in advance

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    Re: different

    Although some consider ‘different than’ incorrect or informal, they are both used in AmE. Use ‘different from’ when you compare directly between two things or persons. I am different from you, for example. Use ‘different than’ when the object is a full clause. This place looks so different than it was 30 years ago, for example. The safer bet is to use ‘different from’ if you not sure.


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