Different From…Or is it Different Than?

According to the Chicago Manual Style, the preferred form is different from.

Not: She will find the city a very different place than the village.

But: She will find that the city is very different from the village.

Cheers,

Tara Treasurefield

Treasurefield Communications

p.s. – In response to Georg’s comment,  I addressed “different to” on April 12 in a separate post. You’ll find it in the Archives for April 2008, at the top right of the screen.

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2 Responses to Different From…Or is it Different Than?

  1. Georg says:

    What about “different to”?

  2. mocking says:

    mocking says : I absolutely agree with this !

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