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    #1

    a different school from me

    Hi,
    I'd like to know if the sentences are ok and if a native speaker would prefer one of them and why
    Thanks Rip

    1) she goes to a different school from me
    2) she goes to a different school from mine
    3)She goes to a school different from mine

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    #2

    Re: a different school from me

    3 means something different- it's not just a different location but it it has different characteristics- they could use different teaching methods or have different standards of behaviour, etc.

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    #3

    Re: a different school from me

    So,if I get it right all of them are right but 3 has a different meaning, I am right?


    could number 3 mean that for example a go to secondary school and she goes to primary school ( so different school levels) or types (for example I go to a Secondary school where languages are the most important subjects while she goes to a Secondary school where Art is the most important one?)

    i sum up:
    1 and 2 (only different location)
    3 ( different type)

    is that ok?


    Thanks Rip

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    Re: a different school from me

    Yes, that's right.

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