Your Pain Is Our Pleasure
24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More
January 8, 2010
Total number of comments
Total number of votes received
I think that the difference between "identical to" and "identical with" lies in the fact that the former is more commonly used in the UK and the latter is more commonly used in the USA. Being of British nationality and a teacher of English in China, I believe that the following are correct and acceptable:
Be identical toBe equal toBe similar toBe different to/ fromBe the same as
The prepositions "to" and "with" have varying implications according to the context in which they are used. Here, "to" implies "in relation to", whereas "with" implies "in relation with".
©2018 CYCLE Interactive, LLC.All Rights Reserved.