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Context when I see someone important, I say: Wow, I saw "no else" than him.:

I saw yesterday not else than Trump!

Is it correct to use "not else than" as that?

Should I have said: "Not different than Trump" ?

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    Neither statement makes sense. It's hard to know what you are trying to say. – Ronald Sole Dec 29 '20 at 22:50
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    @RonaldSole when I see someone important, I say: Wow, I saw "no else" than him. did you get me? – anon Dec 29 '20 at 22:52
  • Google Books Ngram Viewer indicates that the phrase no-one else than is occasionally used although no-one other than is far more popular. Not else than and not different than are both wrong after I saw.... books.google.com/ngrams/… – Ronald Sole Dec 29 '20 at 22:57
  • @RonaldSole Round our way (UK) it's "none other than", and it is an idiom so common it's a cliche. – Prime Mover Dec 30 '20 at 15:44
  • @PrimeMover Round my way too - as an abbreviated form of no-one other than. I should have included it in my comment. – Ronald Sole Dec 30 '20 at 19:27
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I think what you may be aiming for is:

"Yesterday I saw none other than Trump."

It's idiomatic to express surprise at meeting someone so unique. "Yesterday, good gracious me! I saw Trump!"

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