29/03/17 Use of Prepositions with Differ and Different
Different From or Than? Differ From or With?
Different from is usually a better choice. Different than can be smoother idiomatically when than substitutes for from what:
In defamation law, after New York Times v. Sullivan “malice” meant something different than it did before.
To differ from something is to deviate from it:
Your numbers differ from mine.
To differ with someone is to disagree with that person:
I have to differ with you about those numbers.