05/05/16 How to Use the Word “DIFFERENT”


Different is a little like a comparative: unlike most adjectives, it can be modified by any and no, little 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.