Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:The person after me believes it's wrong to make the contradictiondistinction? between animals and humans because there is no reason why humans would be so different (or better) fromthan animals.
A little late noting this, but "different from" is acceptable in my dialect; personally, it's what I prefer. "Better" complicates things, but in that case I'd use both prepositions: "different from (or better than) animals".
tiuwiu wrote:The person after me prefers to reading romantic books to thrillers.
I'll point out that, in formal contexts, you'd be advised to use the same the construction for both parts of the comparison, which is called parallelism. In the rephrases of your sentence, that would be: "TPAM prefers reading romantic books to reading
thrillers." and "TPAM would rather read romance novels than read
thrillers." The remaining one, "TPAM prefers romances to thrillers" is already parallel.
france-eesti wrote:The person after me enjoys playing cards but poker isn't their favourite game.
It's been years since I last played cards, and I've never tried poker.
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:The person after me owns a Miffy-book.
Nope. The style reminds me of Hello Kitty.
The person after me gets to bed at the same time every night.
N'hésite pas à corriger mes erreurs.