- Language Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||not the same.
Three different buses stop at this corner.The shirt he's wearing today is different from the one he wore yesterday.
- alike, equal, equivalent, identical, same, similar
She has many different pairs of shoes.
- similar words:
||fresh, other, special
||differently (adv.), differentness (n.)
There is no firm rule to tell you when to use different from
and when to use different than
. Most of the time, different from
comes before a noun phrase. Different than
usually comes before a clause. (A clause is a sentence part with a noun and a verb.) The shoes Cinderella wore to the ball were different from her everyday ones. After midnight, she looked different than she did at the ball.