#483 Different from vs than, Jim Carrey Myanmar





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Published on Aug 31, 2007

Is it a mistake to say "different than"?

I talk a bit about standard and non-standard English. I know "Standard English" is a vague and problematic term - but I think it can sometimes be useful. Maybe ... I started having doubts while editing. Well, I'll just cover this again one day and try explaining it better.

EDIT: Some people seem to think I am correcting Jim Carrey's English. Just to be clear: I am not talking about the grammar in Jim Carrey's video - I am talking about something I said in a previous video.
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I decided to delete all the comments abusing me for correcting Jim Carrey's English - because I thought they were pretty pointless. I wasn't correcting his English and yes, that would be pretty insensitive.

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Show 483 Wednesday 29 August
The Daily English Show

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Yeah, after I thought about that after I said it - maybe that is correct somewhere, like you say.
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With our private helicopter.
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Actually, there's a road above that park.
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It should be "Can you lend me the book?" or "Can I borrow the book?"
On the appeal by Jim carrey: We should not give the Burmese junta the pleasure of calling Burma anything other than Burma, they were not appointed by the people of Burma so have no right to change its name.
Steam boy_
Ur a cutie!!!
Ahmad Razouki
thank you to give me a hand in some grammar I've been studying English for 4 years
Nice, thank you for this lesson
"I LOVE YOU" and I think that's pretty standard by your standards!
1. Actually, there are different standards of English. There is Great British English, American English, Australian English and so fourth. What one would say in New Zealand one would most likely not say in Oregon, USA; likewise for England or a place such as Hong Kong. In reference to "different than/from." Both are standard English. There is no argument there. Both FROM AND THAN ARE ACCEPTABLE, IN/FORMAL ENGLISH.

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