Poll: Which do you prefer?
- Votes: 457
- Comments: 5
- Added: March 2006
- Polls: 1,178
- Votes: 697,804
- Comments: 4,880
Does British English prefer " different from" ? Seems like Americans all use "different than" in everyday. As English not being my native language, I am always bewildered.
British and American english are not the same. I hate how professors grade you differently if you were writing an essay using British terms just because Americans smell words slightly different. ex: Honour (British) as opposed to Honor (America)
- its full of bull.
We use "than" with words which is in the comparative degree.
The verb phrase is :to be different from.
No argument here - this is not disputable, even if some try to dispute it.