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Use "different from" when comparing two people or objects. "That shirt is different from mine."

Use "different than" only as a joiner of a subordinate clause. "The room is different than when I last visited."

Use "different to" if you're British.

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skate_or_die82
Jul. 15th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
never even noticed that one
obajoo
Jul. 15th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yay! You rock, sir. That always bugs me, too. But what really bugs me is when I say it, even though I know it's incorrect. Like when I type "there" when I mean "their" without realizing it. That's why I proofread everything like 3 times. Cause I'm kinda dumb... I guess?
bjbass
Jul. 15th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. "Different than," as generally used, makes no sense.
alruff
Jul. 15th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
BECAUSE THAN IS NOT A FUCKING PREPOSITION.

Thank you. Someone else on my side.
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