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    There is no place rather than this place in this town.

    Could you please tell me if the two following sentences have the same meaning or not, thanks in advance:

    1) This is the best place in this town.
    2) There is no place rather better than this place in this town. ( "Rather" word which is used is ok?)

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    Re: There is no place rather than this place in this town.

    1) This is the best place in this town.
    2) There is no place rather better than this place in this town.

    They both mean the same thing(with the correction).
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    Re: There is no place rather than this place in this town.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    1) This is the best place in this town.
    2) There is no place rather better than this place in this town.

    They both mean the same thing(with the correction).
    In the second sentence, how I would write if I want to keep the word "rather" without changing the meaning? Is it possible to keep it somewhere in the sentence?

    Because I found a sentence in Oxford dictionary which has an example: " The patient has responded the treatment rather better than expected"

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    Re: There is no place rather than this place in this town.

    "Rather" does not fit into the sentence. Why do you want to use the word? Do not use words that you are not sure of using.
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    Re: There is no place rather than this place in this town.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Rather" does not fit into the sentence. Why do you want to use the word? Do not use words that you are not sure of using.
    Because I found a sentence in Oxford dictionary which has an example: " The patient has responded the treatment rather better than expected". That's why I wonder if it is correct if I use " rather" as the above example.

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    Re: There is no place rather than this place in this town.

    The patient has responded the treatment rather better than expected.
    "Rather" in the context means "to some extent or relatively".

    In your sentence, it is a statement of something factual - whether there is any place better than that town.
    The answer is "yes" or "no", not something in between.
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