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    anyone else vs other's.

    I don't know about anyone else but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

    I don't know about other's but
    the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

    What is the difference between these two sentences?

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    #2

    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I don't know about anyone else but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

    I don't know about other's but
    the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

    What is the difference between these two sentences?
    The second one is incorrect because of the apostrophe "s".

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The second one is incorrect because of the apostrophe "s".
    I thought anyone else means anyone else screen.

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I thought anyone else means anyone else screen.
    If you want to say that, you'd have to write "anyone else's".

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you want to say that, you'd have to write "anyone else's".
    Then I think it will mean that I don't know about anyone and I know that
    the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen

    See post no:7 in the thread https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post889850

    Wouldn't anything else be appropriate there?

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    See post no:7 in the thread https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post889850

    Wouldn't anything else be appropriate there?
    It's possible, but it has a different meaning.

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    #7

    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's possible, but it has a different meaning.
    Then, Does the original post mean that I don't anyone and I know only that that the button is on the right handed side?

    Why should she/he say anyone? because we, usually, say anything when we are referring to some things(In this case she/he speaks about button in her/his latter part of the sentence).

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Then, Does the original post mean that I don't anyone and I know only that that the button is on the right handed side?

    Why should she/he say anyone? because we, usually, say anything when we are referring to some things(In this case she/he speaks about button in her/his latter part of the sentence).
    I don't know about (the situation with) anyone else but (on my screen) the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!
    I don't know about anything else but (I do know about the Like button:) the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

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    I don't know about (the situation with) anyone else but (on my screen) the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

    Then, how does it become wrong with other's(situation)?

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    Re: anyone else vs other's.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Then, how does it become wrong with other's(situation)?
    I don't know about other's but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen!

    You would need: I don't know about others' situation, but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen.

    Far more natural would be ... anybody else's situation ... or ... the situation with other people/others ...

    With either others' or anybody else's you need a noun following the word to show what the noun + 's 'possesses'.

    In such sentences as those below, the intended meaning is clear to native speakers. :

    I don't know about anyone else, but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen.
    I don't know about other people,
    but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen.
    I don't know about anything else, but the Like button is in the lower right-hand corner of all the comments on my screen.
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