Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5536 closed (fixed)

"different than" is poor English

Reported by: jonnylamb@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: jonnylamb@… Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

In the SVN version of the documentation (for example http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/) the top header reads:

  • These docs are for Django's SVN release, which can be significantly different than previous releases.

Different than is poor, Americanised, English. The correct wording should be:

  • These docs are for Django's SVN release, which can be significantly different from previous releases.

A quick Google search shows that different than is frowned upon:

http://www.google.com/search?q=different+than

I have attached a patch for the current SVN version to fix this grammatical error.

Attachments (1)

different-than-fix.diff (3.6 KB) - added by jonnylamb@… 9 years ago.
Fix for issue.

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Change History (3)

Changed 9 years ago by jonnylamb@…

Attachment: different-than-fix.diff added

Fix for issue.

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

Cc: jonnylamb@… added
Needs documentation: unset
Needs tests: unset
Patch needs improvement: unset

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed.

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