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    #1

    Smile any other city/cities

    Taipei has a larger population than any other city/cities in Taiwan.



    Does "cities" fit equally well as "city" in the above? If not, could you come up with a reason? Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: any other city/cities

    It has to be "city" in the sentence you have given.

    To use the plural, the sentence could be:

    Taipei's population is largest of all cities in Taiwan.

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    Smile Re: any other city/cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It has to be "city" in the sentence you have given.

    To use the plural, the sentence could be:

    Taipei's population is largest of all cities in Taiwan.
    Thanks, Anglika.

    But I have a question, though.
    Doesn't "any other city" also imply the plural idea "any other cities?" If yes, why isn't it right to write "any other cities?"


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    Re: any other city/cities

    It is the linking back to the singular Taipei. If you had said "XXXX and YYYY have larger populations than any other cities....", the plural will work.

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    Smile Re: any other city/cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is the linking back to the singular Taipei. If you had said "XXXX and YYYY have larger populations than any other cities....", the plural will work.
    Thanks, Anglika.
    Got it.

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