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vietnam vietnamese
“We thought our cameras were the same/identical/alike, but his is different to the one that I bought.”
Could I say all the words I underlined.
Thank you very much.
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes, all three would work in the first clause. In the second clause, however, the correct collocation is "different from." (Some people, very informally and colloquially use "different than," but I wouldn't recommend it.)

    By the way, "identical" and "alike" have different meanings. "Alike" means "similar"; however, "identical" means exactly the same.
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