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What's the difference between these two sentences?

1- My mother loves me more than anyone.

2- My mother loves me more than anyone else.

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My mother loves me more than anyone States that My mother loves me more than any other mother love its kid

My mother loves me more than anyone else states that My mother loves me more than any other kid she loves

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The sentences are quite generic, h=and may have more than one meaning. But given a context, their meanings become clearer.

But on the surface, the meaning is thus: 1 - Of the peopl who love me, no one loves me like my mother does

2 - Out of all the people my mother loves, her love for me is the greatest

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    No. Technically, both sentences are ambiguous, in that they both have both meanings. The wording doesn't change that. – Mr Lister Sep 25 '17 at 7:46
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  • My mother loves me more than anyone means she loves me more than any person at all.
  • My mother loves me more than any one else means she loves me more than any other person.
  • The adverb else is used after the word anyone to mean another person Source; https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anyone%20else
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Firstly, both sentences are ambiguous (as pointed out by @Mr Lister already). I will pick the second sentence to demonstrate this:

My mother loves me more than anyone else.

There are at least two possible interpretations here:

  1. My mother loves me more than does anyone else.
  2. My mother loves me more than she loves anyone else.

I would use "else" in both cases because the comparison is between one person and everyone else.

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