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There is no mountain in Myanmar as high as Mt. Everest. or There is no other mountain in Myanmar as high as Mt. Everest What are the differences in meaning between these two sentences?

  • This was just asked earlier today, perhaps by someone you know? – Andrew Sep 25 '17 at 15:56
  • This a strange statement to make. It implies that there might be a mountain in some other country higher than Everest, but Everest is the highest mountain in the world. – Weather Vane Sep 25 '17 at 17:01
  • Then, I want to know the difference between " There is no bird park in Southeast Asia as large as Jurong Bird Park." and "There is no other bird park in Southeast Asia as large as Jurong Bird Park". – Sun Htut Naung Sep 25 '17 at 17:25
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There is no mountain in Myanmar as high as Mt. Everest. doesn't say or suggest anything about the location of Mt. Everest; it merely says that Mt. Everest is higher than any mountain in Myanmar.

There is no other mountain in Myanmar as high as Mt. Everest. implicitly suggests that Mt. Everest is in Myanmar (it's not; it's in Nepal), and it is the highest mountain in that country.

This is not a difference in BrE vs AmE; the tag is inappropriate.

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  • +1 -- but Everest is not entirely in Nepal: it lies on the border between Nepal and China. – StoneyB on hiatus Sep 25 '17 at 15:19
  • @StoneyB - conceded, but either way, it's nowhere near Myanmar. – Jeff Zeitlin Sep 25 '17 at 15:20
  • Then, I want to know the difference between " There is no bird park in Southeast Asia as large as Jurong Bird Park." and "There is no other bird park in Southeast Asia as large as Jurong Bird Park". – Sun Htut Naung Sep 25 '17 at 17:11
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    Same thing. If Jurong Bird Park is in Southeast Asia then there is no other bird park as large. If that park is somewhere else, then there is no bird park in Southeast Asia as large. – Weather Vane Sep 25 '17 at 17:18
  • So, Weather Vane , Do you mean that if we don't know the location of Jurong Bird Park, we should say that there is no other bird park in Southeast Asia as large as Jurong Bird Park? – Sun Htut Naung Sep 25 '17 at 17:29

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