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Old September 08, 2019, 06:52 AM
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You're right in this case, I think, because than is followed by an expression that works as a noun, though it was intended in a sort of contrasting way (would you say "he claims not to own anything other than his home" or "he claims not to own anything other from his home"? do they mean the same to you?) .

For me it's:

the result was different than he thought it would be

or

the result was different from what he thought it would be

and I favour the first one. Do you agree?
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Old December 06, 2019, 11:44 AM
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Going back to "Patadura" sometimes when my wife spots an ageing singer or film actress on tv she will often say "¡Mira qué maquillada está - tiene más arrugas qué la bota de un cojo!", always makes me laugh!
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You're right in this case, I think, because than is followed by an expression that works as a noun, though it was intended in a sort of contrasting way (would you say "he claims not to own anything other than his home" or "he claims not to own anything other from his home"? do they mean the same to you?) .

For me it's:

the result was different than he thought it would be

or

the result was different from what he thought it would be

and I favour the first one. Do you agree?
For English spoken in the US, they are interchangeable, but I believe "different from what" sounds like better English.
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Old December 09, 2019, 10:16 AM
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The result was different from what he thought it would be, or 'to' what he thought it would be.

Different than is definitely regarded as a solecism by grammarians on this side of the Atlantic.
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Grammarians on both sides of the pond differ in their opinions, but you'll hear 'different from' and 'different than' all over the United States.
We don't use 'different to,' however. That's British.

American English:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/word...different-than

https://www.dictionary.com/e/differe...ifferent-than/

https://www.grammar.com/different-fr...ifferent-than/

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/different/

British English:
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/...different-than
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