The UVic Writer's Guide

Differ from / Differ with

"Differ from" expresses dissimilarity ("The cheese sauce differs from real cheese") while "differ with" expresses a difference of opinion ("Mr. and Mrs. Fawlty differed with one another on the issue of unmarried couples sharing bedrooms").

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