Mudcat Café message #4055725 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4055725
Posted By: Steve Shaw
28-May-20 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
You can say different to or different from. Only nitpicking grammar police will pick you up for that. I do sort of object to "anymore" as, to me, it's two words, not one, but I won't lose sleep over it. What we should always remember is that, in everyday speech and when we're typing on Mudcat, we're allowed to be casual in order to avoid erecting barriers. In more formal writing you should ideally know the rules and try to stick to them. If you don't know the rules, you might get away with it if you know a good copy editor and/or proofreader. And even they should remember that we're in the 21st century and that a touch of indulgence could be in order.