【常见问题】How is X different from Y?What are the differences/similarities between X and Y?How do you distinguish X from Y?
X is totally different from Y.
【注释】X和Y完全不同。【例句】The way how I look at this issue is totally differentfrom theirs.
X differs fromY in many aspects, but I think the biggest difference is…
【注释】X与Y在许多方面都不同，但我认为最大的不同点是……【例句】Abig city differs from a small place in many aspects, but I think the biggestdifference is people’slifestyle.
There’re quite a few differences betweenX and Y.
【注释】X和Y之间有相当多的不同点。【例句】There’requite a few differences between the films that adults and children like towatch.
The maindifference I can think of now is…
【注释】我现在所能想起的最主要的不同点是……【例句】Thereshould be a lot of differences between rural life and urban life. The maindifference I can think of now is the pace of life.
The mostfundamental/significant/obvious difference is…
【注释】最基本的、重要的、明显的不同是……【例句】Therecould be quite a lot of differences between modern dance and traditional dance.However, I think the most fundamental/obvious difference is dancers’ moves and postures.
X is quitesimilar to Y.
【注释】X与Y十分相似。【例句】The city’sappearance is quite similar to that of my hometown.
【注释】X像Y一样……【例句】Sometimes, you will feel that her smile is as warm asthe morning sunshine.
X and Y have alot in common.
【注释】X和Y有很多共同之处。【例句】The reason why Nick and I can be good friends is thatwe have a lot in common.
As I see it,there’s no big difference between X andY.
【注释】依我之见，X和Y之间没什么大的区别。【例句】As I see it, there’s no big difference between them.
There’re a lot of similarities/commoncharacters between X and Y.
【注释】X和Y之间有很多相似性、共同特点。【例句】There’rea lot of common characters between Chinese wedding and western wedding.