different than vs different from vs to : Common Errors in English

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Americans say “Scuba-diving is different from snorkeling,” the Britishoften say “different to” (though most UK style guides disapprove), and those who don’t know any better say“different than.” However, though conservatives object, you can usually get away with “different than” if a full clause follows: “Your pashmina shawl looks different than it used to since the cat slept on it.”

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  1. Future iPhone May Look Very Different

    The next version of the software for the iPhone looks incredibly different than past versions and, according to a new report from Reuters, the next versions of the iPhone hardware could look starkly different, as well. Apple is reportedly looking at iPhones with bigger screens...        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: ABC News

  2. Apple Reportedly Considering iPhones With Bigger Screens, More Colors

    The next version of the software for the iPhone looks incredibly different than past versions and, according to a new report from Reuters, the next versions of the iPhone hardware could look starkly different, as well. Apple is reportedly looking at iPhones with bigger screens...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

  3. Baseball: Pompton Lakes falls short in state final

    Pompton Lakes wanted this year to be different than 2012 and when Sean Lindberg sent Middlesex's starting pitcher Tommy Marcinczyk's twelfth pitch of the Group 1 championship onto the roof of Toms River South high school, the Cardinals had a 2-0 lead, something they never had in last year's loss to Audubon, things seemed different.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Record

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  1. Patriots to change format of preseason broadcasts

    When local viewers tune in to Channel 4 on Aug. 9 to watch the Patriots’ preseason opener against the Eagles, the experience will be considerably different from the preseason broadcasts of recent seasons.        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

  2. ‘Different’ Bruins Team Looking for Similar Results on Eve of Stanley Cup Final (Video)

    This year’s Bruins roster does not look a whole lot different from the one that brought the Stanley Cup home to Boston two years ago. Only three players that saw time during the 2011 playoffs (Tim Thomas, Tomas Kaberle and Mark Recchi) are no longer with the team, but alternate captain Patrice Bergeron told NESN’s Jack […]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New England Sports Network

to in News

  1. Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

    The Obama administration has decided to provide more assistance to the Syrian opposition after officials became confident the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against rebel forces. Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Deborah Amos for reaction to the U.S. decision to provide military aid to the rebels in Syria.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NPR

  2. Britain to airlines: Don't let Edward Snowden fly to U.K.

    Tells carriers in travel alert to bar NSA leaker from boarding because he's highly likely to be kept out of Britain
    on June 14, 2013 Source: CBS News

  3. Obama to step up military support of Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the White House disclosed that the United States has conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons against opposition forces trying to overthrow him.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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