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While I was studying I saw a sentence but I can't understand it. Here is the sentence;

As, I didn't want to see her any more than she wanted to see me I didn't mind when she told me so.

I don't understand the "than she wanted to see me" part.

Now we got two person they don't want to talk each other any more but here it says "than she wanted".

I thought she wanted to see him but he didn't want to see her, but in paragraph feelings are mutual.

I don't understand construction of this sentence. Did she want to see him or not?

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    Does this answer your question? How is “any more than” used to compare two different situations?
    – ColleenV
    Feb 19, 2021 at 19:23
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    They both had very little desire to see one another. He didn't want it any more than she did. Feb 19, 2021 at 19:37
  • The sentence is confusing because we would normally say just: I didn't want to see her any more, meaning see her again. But here, the expression any more than is used: So you can break it up to understand it: I didn't want to see her - any more than - she wanted to see me. Feb 20, 2021 at 12:53
  • Is there any reduction or something because While ı was reading this ı felt like there should be "not" or something I Didnt want to see her like she ///didnt/// want to see me but when it says she wanted thats confusing my mind like she want to see him. I couldnt understand the mutual expression here Feb 20, 2021 at 23:22
  • The degree to which she wanted to see him was very little - that is, she didn't want to. He didn't want it any more than she did. Feb 21, 2021 at 11:52

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In this case it simply means that neither of them wanted to see the other.

It could also be broken up as "She didn't want to see me at all, but I didn't want to see her either, so I didn't mind when she told me so."

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    There is also the implication that the degree of objection is equal in both directions, or that the speaker's objection is stronger. To be clearer if her objection to seeing me was 80% my objection to seeing her was at least 80% and possibly 90% or 100%.
    – BoldBen
    Feb 21, 2021 at 14:06

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