"Η Άλγεβρα είναι διαφορετική από την Γεωμετρία."

Translation:Algebra is different from geometry.

October 18, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/PhilSimmonds

Why do algebra and geometry begin with capital letters in Greek?

December 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/spdl79
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I came across this recently too, Phil. I'm not sure of the actual reason why, but all academic disciplines (physics, geology etc) as well as any classes/lessons/lectures etc associated with them (eg 'my geometry class') get treated like proper nouns and are capitalised.

December 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/timtz75

should be "different from.." no?

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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I agree and we have "different from" as the first choice. But it seems that "than" and "to" are becoming widely used and most dictionaries show these choices.

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/timtz75

really? my answer was rejected..

Many thanks for all your work! It's really excellent stuff. And very much appreciated :)

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Ι'm unable to understand why it was rejected. I'll report it and hope it's corrected soon. Many thanks for your kind words. Your appreciation is encouraging and we are grateful.

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/doconnor80

"different to" is still not accepted

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Glossmad

I've also had 'different to' rejected.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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"Different to" is an accepted form and is in the incubator. Please tell us where you found it so we can correct any error.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Glossmad

It was in one of the lessons on mathematics, the one that included this sentence for translation.

January 1, 2017
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