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subhajit123

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Which one is correct?

1- In a span of nine years, Virat Kohli has earned more reputation than any cricketer has ever done in history.

2- In a span of nine years, Virat Kohli has earned more reputation than any other cricketer has ever done in history.
 

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I'm not sure I like 'earned more reputation', but that isn't your question. Apart from that they're both possible but 1 includes Virat Kohli and 2 doesn't. In 2 it would be possible that he 'earned more reputation' than any other cricketer but not as much as he had earned himself in another nine year span.
 

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I'm afraid, "earned more reputation" doesn't work for me at all. Consider, e.g., "built a better reputation" instead. Why is that span of nine years important?
 

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I'm afraid, "earned more reputation" doesn't work for me at all. Consider, e.g., "built a better reputation" instead. Why is that span of nine years important?

Thank you for the correction, 'the span of nine years' is not important. "Virat Kohli has earned a better reputation than any cricketer/any other cricketer has ever done." Which one should I use now?
 

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Include other and leave out has ever done.
 

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Consider:
Over the relatively short span of nine years, Virat Kohli has earned a better reputation as an international cricketer than any other player has done before.
 
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