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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Red face "no one" vs "no one else"

    Hi everyone what's the difference between the following two sentences?

    1- No one loves me more than he does.

    2- No one else loves me more than he does.

    And What's the difference between these two sentences?

    3- No one loves me more than him.

    4- No one else loves me more than him.



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    Amelot is offline Newbie
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    Re: "no one" vs "no one else"

    "Else" is unnatural in 2 and 4 in my dialect, and I would say it is not standard English, to boot, but that is often a matter of opinion. To my mind, "else" is redundant with "more". Aside from that, you have the age-old question of whether it's "than I" or "than me". I am sure the old-timers here have a link ready for that. I favor "me".

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Re: "no one" vs "no one else"

    I agree there is no difference between "no one" and "no one else," but a pedant can point out that, technically, it should be "else." If you say "no one" it literally means not one single person. But you are allowing for one person.

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