different from or different than


Which is proper?

asked Jan 20 '14 at 20:05 Jenna Lopes New member

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Than is usually when you are making a comparison of an amount, such as greater than, worse than, or smaller than.  Though you will certainly hear (and read) different than, the formal and proper word with differ or different is from

link comment answered Jan 21 '14 at 00:04 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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