Here's an example sentence:

I couldn't expect you loved someone else than me.

Or something like that, you get the meaning.

I tried googling "Someone else of me", "Someone else than me". None of the above are correct and/or used.

How do I highlight that that someone is not ME? That I expected that to be me but it turned out it was someone else, but not me?

I've just found out "but not me" would be a good option, however to me it isn't connected to the word "else" as I want it to.

"Someone who differs from me" - you see, differs is 100 percent connected to the "who" word. Whereas "Someone, but who isn't me" is more connected to the "Someone word".

I want to know your opinion on this.

The most beautiful and clear and connected to the "else" word construction there is, what's that?

2 Answers 2


'Someone other than me' works fine in that sentence.


Other than is the idiomatic expression you need to use to convey the meaning:

You use other than after a negative statement to say that the person, item, or thing that follows is the only exception to the statement.

  • She makes no reference to any feminist work other than her own. The journey by road to Wolverhampton is not recommended to anyone other than the most experienced cyclist.

(Collins Dictionary)

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