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    "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    What would be the correct option in a sentence like this: "...like none/no other man on Earth"? Thanks very much.

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    Welcome to the forum, Jorma.

    It's not a sentence, but the correct option is 'He writes poetry like no other man on Earth'.

    You can use 'none other' to mean 'no one else'. 'He excites me like none other.'

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    Since none is short for no one, the noun is already there.

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    Hi.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Since none is short for no one, the noun is already there.
    Do you mean that you Americans exclude other in He excites me like none other, or is it redundant, please?

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Hi.

    Do you mean that you Americans exclude other in He excites me like none other, or is it redundant, please?
    Hello, OD.
    No, he doesn't mean that. What he means is that the noun 'man' is unnecessary.

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, OD. No, he doesn't mean that. What he means is that the noun 'man' is unnecessary.
    So "He excites me like none other man" is not correct?

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    It is not correct.

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    "I have no brother, I am like no brother:
    And this word—love, which greybeards call divine,
    Be resident in men like one another,
    And not in me; I am myself alone."


    Richard of Gloucester

    (The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth - Act 5, Scene 6)
    William Shakespeare
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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    What is your point?

    I don't see a connection between the thread and your quotation, which was written in 1591 (and Henry VI only has Part One and Part Two).

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    Re: "Like none other" or "Like no other" + noun

    [Not a teacher]

    Just an example to illustrate the grammar point discussed.

    Something that I remembered. And what if the text is more than five centuries old. Perhaps "like no + noun" or "noun + like one another" are not correct English today.

    And by the way: The Third part of King Henry the Sixth was the play.
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