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Language Refresher 71: Different From vs. Different Than

Grammarbook.com gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use “different from” and “different than” 

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(a) Different from is a separating phrase followed by a noun or pronoun.

–Alone, the adjective different is not comparative; it differentiates one thing (noun or pronoun) from another.

Examples
My guitar is different from your ukulele.

 

(b) Different than is a comparative phrase usually followed by a clause.

–The logic here is than typically follows a comparative adjective such as strongershorter, or simpler or a comparative phrase such as more colorful or more legible.

Examples
John is stronger than Thomas.

 

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