In the following sentence, is it correct to use 'no continent'? Or should I use 'no other continent'?

There is no continent in the world as big as Asia.

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Both are fine. In your example sentence the "other" is implied. For example:

There is no one (else) as nice as Marsha.

Of course Marsha herself is as nice as Marsha, but it would be a silly sentence if I were comparing Marsha to herself, rather than to everyone else in the world, so the "else" is optional in this case.

  • Thanks, Andrew. How about this sentence: there is no bird park in Southeast Asia as big as Jurong Bird Park?
    – thein lwin
    Nov 24, 2017 at 7:26
  • @theinlwin Is that from some textbook? That's the third time I've read this example using Jurong Bird Park.
    – Andrew
    Nov 24, 2017 at 7:32
  • Yes, Andrew. That bird park is in Southeast Asia. Is the sentence acceptable?
    – thein lwin
    Nov 24, 2017 at 7:55
  • @theinlwin yes, I know it's in Singapore. I've been there. I was just curious if your example sentence is from some common textbook. Anyway the sentence is grammatical.
    – Andrew
    Nov 24, 2017 at 8:03

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