What Goes with “Different”?

A fair number of my posts discuss a choice of two things, such as the last post about use and utilize. Today you have a threefold choice.


The third choice is “Different than.”

So what’s the difference?

  • Different to is how they say it in England.
  • Different from is how we say it in the US when we compare two nouns. “His bike is different from mine.”
  • Different than is how we say it when we compare clauses, which have verbs. “I cook different meats than you do.”