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Oct 30 2008   12:41PM GMT

Writing for Business – different than/from

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

data_center.jpg Which is correct?

Our plan for client virtualization is somewhat different __________ our plan for server virtualization.
a. than
b. from

Answer: b

Explanation: Things are logically different from one another.

This one slips under the radar a lot because when we speak, we often say something is different than something else. Using the word “than” after different is incorrect.

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