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    no more of a quality than

    I'd like to ask about the underlined part in (1).

    (1) If you want to say emphatically that something has no more of a quality than something else or than it had before, you can use 'no' in front of comparative adjectives.
    Some species of dinosaur were no bigger than a chicken.
    (Collins Cobuild English Grammar p.99)

    Does this virtually mean "as much of a quality as or less of a quality than"?

    Thank you in advance
    Seiichi MYOGA

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    Re: no more of a quality than

    Some species of dinosaur were no bigger than a chicken.
    (Collins Cobuild English Grammar p.99)

    Some species of dinosaur were the same size as a chicken, not bigger than a chicken.

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    Re: no more of a quality than

    Dear Soup,

    I appreciate your help and comments.

    Seiichi MYOGA

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