Re: Career questions: databases
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 19:11:17 GMT
>>>>> inability to comprehend written english
>>>> Is that different to English?
>>> English is not a single language. Written english is different from
>>> spoken english.
>> That's as maybe but, as a noun the word "English" is *always* spelt with
>> a capital "E". One shouldn't throw stones from a glass house.
> Well, since you advocate not throwing stones from a glass house, I'll just
> state that your statement should have been, "Is that different *from*
> English." "Is that different *to* English" makes no sense, and is, well,
> bad English.
"Different to" is the British usage and has been since before Shakespeare's time. If you check _Chambers Dictionary_ (1998), you'll find the following usage for the word "different": with _from_, also with _to_ and (_esp US_) _than_. If you check _Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary_ (11th Edition), a common U.S. dictionary, only "different from" and "different than" are mentioned in the usage section of the entry for the word "different."
If you don't have a British dictionary handy, then please see the following Web page for the entry for _The Columbia Guide to Standard American English_ for the correct usage of the word "different":
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