Which is correct: ‘different from’ or ‘different than’?
(G. Narender, Hyderabad)
Both are correct. It just depends on which side of the Atlantic you are from. Something can be very ‘different from’ or ‘different than’ something else. ‘Different from’ is used in both British and American English, while ‘different than’ is restricted to American English.
*The life that these villagers lead is so different from/than ours.
*My daughter’s new school is very different from/than the old one.
‘Different to’ is used in British English, and it has the more or less the same meaning as ‘different from’.
“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” — Flannery O’Connor.
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