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    Which is correct, or is another word correct after ‘different’?

    While at it, which is correct, ‘none of them is here’ or ‘none of them are here’?
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    What would noodles have said?
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @js357 said
    Which is correct, or is another word correct after ‘different’?

    While at it, which is correct, ‘none of them is here’ or ‘none of them are here’?
    Both different from and different than are correct, though different from is preferred in formal writing. Different to is taboo.

    None (not one) takes a singular verb.
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    @js357 said

    While at it, which is correct, ‘none of them is here’ or ‘none of them are here’?
    'None of them are here' is correct.
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    @handyandy said

    None (not one) takes a singular verb.
    Not one of them is here.
    None of them are here.

    The first takes a singular verb, the second politely declines it.
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    @handyandy said
    Both different from and different than are correct, though different from is preferred in formal writing. Different to is taboo.

    None (not one) takes a singular verb.
    "Those two colors don't look different to me." ?
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    @bigdoggproblem said
    "Those two colors don't look different to me." ?
    Are you comparing the two colors to yourself? Or are you saying, "Those two colors don't look different (from each other) to me."

    The only accepted use of different to is in British English. My post to JS357 referred to American English.
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    @js357 said
    Which is correct, or is another word correct after ‘different’?
    "Different than" really grates.

    "Different from" I would use when comparing a single item to many.
    e.g. He felt different from his classmates.

    "Different to" I would use when comparing two items.
    e.g. The Ferrari is different to the Maserati.

    As with all grammar it's only usage that ultimately makes it right or wrong.
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    @js357 said
    While at it, which is correct, ‘none of them is here’ or ‘none of them are here’?
    "None" can be singular or plural depending on context.

    "none of them is here" is clearly wrong.
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    @divegeester said
    Who cares?
    JS357. He wants our help.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    "none of them is here" is clearly wrong.
    I'd like to display a colorful painting from my collection, but none of them is here.
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    @handyandy said
    I'd like to display a colorful painting from my collection, but none of them is here.
    Sounds wrong to me.
    If you were talking about a specific painting then
    a colorful painting from my collection, but it is not here.

    Your sentence implies you have more than one colourful painting.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Your sentence implies you have more than one colourful painting.
    Yes, I have several, but none of them is available to display.
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