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'different from' vs 'different than'

18 Jun 2008 on learning

So when should we use 'different from' and 'different than' ? different from is used to compare 2 nouns. E.g. The curtains in this room are different from the ones in my room. different than is often used in American English to compare a noun and a clause. E.g. Elaine's painting was veyr different than i has expected! Some related links: