Which is correct?

How is that any different than/from what I just said?



Many people use "from" and "than" interchangeably in this situation, but the correct word is "from." You can remember because we say "differ from" rather than "differ than" when it is used as a verb,


And yet in British English it's quite often "different to".

(I've never been able to get used to that. Emotion: smile )


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"Different than" is usual in the US. None of the prepositions, "to", "from" or "than", make a lot sense when you look at it. It's pure usage.

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