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    #1

    Is "other" necessary?

    Hello, teachers.

    Would you take a look at the following?

    1. No girl in our class can speak French so well as Irene.

    Which of the following has the same meaning as #1?

    2. Irene can speak French better than any other girl in our class.

    3. Irene can speak French better than any girl in our class.

    If #2 and #3 have different meanings, would you explain it to me?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    #2

    Re: "other" is necessary?

    Is Irene in the class? If she is, then logically you need to say any "other" girl in the class.

    "Any girl" in the class includes Irene. She can't speak French better than herself.

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    #3

    Re: "other" is necessary?

    yamyam, I have corrected your title in the first post.

    Please note the correct way to ask your question.

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