"no one" vs "no one else"

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subhajit123

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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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"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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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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