President Obama said in the second Presidential debate: There are some things where Governor Romney is different from George Bush.
Rachel Maddow said analyzing the debate: The Republicans would have to come up with some explanation for how Mitt Romney would be different than Bush.
Who is correct?
I think Rachel needs to brush up on her grammar a little bit.
If we are simply comparing two objects, like in the above constructions, then â€œfromâ€ is preferable and â€œthanâ€ doesn't seem proper. â€œThanâ€ would have been okay in the second sentence had Rachel said: The Republicans would have to come up with some explanation about why they believe things under Mitt Romney would be different than Bush.
â€œBushâ€ here is a clause, the ellipsis being â€œthey were under.â€
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