Writing for Business

Aug 26 2008   2:18PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business 0827

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

difference2.jpg Which is correct?
The software was ____________ the product the group had used before.
a. different from
b. different than

Answer: A (different from)
Although different than has become acceptable in casual writing, different from is the correct choice for formal writing. Think of it this way: You’d say “An apple differs from an orange,” not “An apple differs than an orange.”

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