So a big distinction between the two expressions is this: different from typically requires a noun or noun form to complete the expression, while different than may be followed by a clause. New Fowler says that both different from and different than have flourished in America.
Similarly, it is asked, which is grammatically correct different to or different from?
Different than is common in American English, but might sound strange to British ears, and in the UK, different to is a common alternative that is seldom used in the US. When in doubt, stick with different from. However, note that there is a time and place for different than.
Also, can you start a sentence with different?
2 Answers. The expressions different from and different to are perfectly acceptable in the right place. (Brits would not normally use different than.) But I don't think different from sounds appropriate (or is used correctly) in your example sentence.
How do you use then and than?
The way to keep the pair straight is to focus on this basic difference: than is used when you're talking about comparisons; then is used when you're talking about something relating to time. Than is the word to choose in phrases like smaller than, smoother than, and further than.
Should you in a sentence?
We can use “should” at the beginning of a sentence when the action in the If-clause is unlikely to happen. We omit the if of the If-clause and put “should” first. Example : If anyone calls, tell them I'll be back in five minutes.