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Different from, different to or different than

Different is usually followed by from.

  • This is quite different from that.
  • She is very different from her sister.

Many British speakers also use to after different.

  • His ideas are different from those of his friends.
  • OR His ideas are different to those of his friends.
  • She is very different from her sister.
  • OR She is very different to her sister.

In American English, than is common after different. From is also used.

  • American football is very different from soccer. OR American football is very different than soccer.

In British English, different than is possible before a clause.

  • The situation is different from what I expected.
  • OR The situation is different to what I expected.
  • OR The situation is different than I expected.

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Sections In This Article
Difference between with and without
Difference between instead and instead of
Difference between do and make
Common Difference between Yes and No New!
Common Difference between Whose and Who's New!
Common Difference between Why and Why not New!
Common Difference between Would and Used to New!
Common Difference between When and If New!
Common Difference between In the Way and On the Way New!



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