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What’s the difference between different from vs. different than and disinterested vs. uninterested

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Which is correct – different from or different than?

The choice between using different from versus different than is another one of those English language myths. Prescriptivists argue that different from is the only correct form that educated people would choose. Indeed, some discussion boards on this usage point reveal that some purists feel so strongly they cite the decline or dumbing down of …

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