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When we use word difference to compare two things, we say for example, 'Difference between Intel and AMD'. However, how can I use word difference with only one thing, for example, what will be correct:

  1. Difference with AMD
  2. Difference to AMD
  3. Difference from AMD
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This is similar to this discussion on the comparision between "different from", "different to" or "different than"- english.stackexchange.com/questions/516/… –  Urbycoz Aug 4 '11 at 9:24
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The correct options are:

Difference with AMD is...
Different to ...
Different from...

"Difference with AMD is..." used when stating a characteristic of AMD that is unique or different from other similar objects. No real comparison is being made.

"Different to" and "Different from" are used intentionally to make comparisons, between another similar object, and "AMD". But, if you aren't comparing two things, then the second two options cannot be used. They are used only when comparing.

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The second two options are incorrect when not comparing two explicit things. –  Daniel Aug 4 '11 at 11:54
    
Ah! Nice point! Editing it... –  Thursagen Aug 4 '11 at 12:02
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