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We can say : "No other river is longer than the Nile." But can I say : "In my opinion, John Cena is more professional than any other wrestler in WWE."? I use here "any other" rather than "no other", but There's another question : Can I use in the latter sentence above "no other" rather than "any other"?

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    The utterance Any other river is longer than the Nile is syntactically fine - it's just manifestly untrue (it would mean that the Nile is the shortest river in the world; if you measured any other river it would be longer than the Nile). Equally, John Cena is more professional than no other wrestler in WWE is syntactically fine - but it means Cena is the least professional wrestler. Commented Nov 7, 2022 at 14:15
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    Speaking about the Nile you might say, "No other river is longer than the Amazon." It means, "Only the Nile is longer than the Amazon". Commented Nov 7, 2022 at 14:16
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    If you say John Cena is more professional than any other wrestler, then you mean that whichever other wrestler (out of all other wrestlers) you pick, John Cena is more professional than that randomly chosen other guy. If you say John Cena is more professional than no other wrestler, then you are saying that whichever other wrestler you pick, (out of all other wrestlers) John Cena is not more professional than that other guy. Commented Nov 7, 2022 at 14:49
  • As to the accuracy of the other sentence, your mileage may vary. youtube.com/watch?v=z88zeQ25pjQ
    – Boba Fit
    Commented Nov 7, 2022 at 17:18

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