1. Our likes are different from one person to another.

  2. Our likes are different from one another.

Which phrase is suitable, one person to another or one another?

  • Try this link. Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 9:45
  • They're both fine. Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 10:00
  • I say that this question lacks context and information. What does the OP want to say? Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 9:46

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If you are wanting to say that the two of you do not have the same "likes", then both are wrong, because:

In the first example, "from one person to another" refers to differences between all people, but you are only talking about two people.

In the second example, the phrase "from one another" compares two people (that's what it means), but you had mentioned likes (not people).

So both examples sound non-native. UNLESS (special case) you are comparing the preferences of everybody in your country which differ from person to person as you go through the entire group... then the first example would be correct.

Instead you could say: "We have different likes." ... or ... "You and I have different likes." ... or ... (with voice inflection) "We like different things, you and I."

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