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I apologize if this question has been asked before; I couldn't find it in a site search.

I have this sentence about teaching children safety rules:

The rules are different when you are together with your adults or when you are on your own.

My question is about the use of or. Is the sentence correct as it is, or does a different preposition need to be used? and? from? than?

My inclination is to use than because the rules are being compared.

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Correct is: "...different...from..."

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  • It would be most helpful if you could cite your reference for this. – Matt Gutting Jul 15 '14 at 17:56

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