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03 Jul 2011, 11:39
Democrats are not so different _____________ Republicans

Should it be from or than the.
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03 Jul 2011, 12:05
Ans : from

the usage rule is : use "from" when comparing two nouns/objects and use "than" when comparing a clause.

also, when in doubt use "from" because it is generally more accepted.

this usage rule is similar to that of "as" and "like". "as" is used for clause, "like" for objects while enumerating examples.

i am sorry that i cant give any examples off the top of my head but the rule is correct.
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03 Jul 2011, 15:51
fivedaysleft wrote:
Ans : from

the usage rule is : use "from" when comparing two nouns/objects and use "than" when comparing a clause.

also, when in doubt use "from" because it is generally more accepted.

this usage rule is similar to that of "as" and "like". "as" is used for clause, "like" for objects while enumerating examples.

i am sorry that i cant give any examples off the top of my head but the rule is correct.

thanks a lot for the explanation
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04 Jul 2011, 00:17
"Different from" is the winner. You're actually unlikely to see "different than" on the GMAT. Read all about it here:

http://www.manhattangmat.com/strategy-s ... rammar.cfm
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Re: From vs than the? [#permalink]

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15 Jul 2011, 03:40
It should be "different from".
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