23/7/19 HOW TO USE THE WORD “DIFFERENT”
  • Different is a little like a comparative: unlike most adjectives, it can be modified by any and nolittle and not much.
    • I hadn’t seen her for years, but she wasn’t any different.
    • “How’s the patient, doctor?” “No different.”
    • His ideas are little different from those of his colleagues.
    • My new job isn’t much different from the old one.
    Quite different means “completely different.”
    • I thought you’d be like your sister, but you’re quite different.
    Unlike comparatives, different can also be modified by very.
    • She’s very different from her sister.
    From is generally used after different; many British people also use to. In American English, than is common.
    • American football is very different from/to (UK)/than (US) soccer.