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Rule "different than (from)"

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Description: different than (from)
Message: Did you mean 'different from'? 'Different than' is often considered colloquial style.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Are human beings any different than animals?
    Correction suggestion: from
  • Are human beings any different then animals?
    Correction suggestion: from
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • If it is different then change it.
  • Private sessions in the studio are much different than the mass mat class.
  • Mary is different than she used to be.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DIFFERENT_THAN [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-15 22:33:06 +0200)