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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #1 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 5:08 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Which of the following is more correct:

the prices at Walmart are cheaper than anyone else

the prices at Walmart are cheaper than anyone else's
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #2 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 6:25 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

I think it's better to say,

Prices at Walmart are the cheapest among supermarkets of the same class.
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #3 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 7:23 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Haihao wrote:
I think it's better to say,

Prices at Walmart are the cheapest among supermarkets of the same class.


Yours sounds quite formal - from the News or Business registers, maybe.
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anyone else #4 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 7:27 am   anyone else
 

ched133 wrote:
Which of the following is more correct:

the prices at Walmart are cheaper than anyone else

the prices at Walmart are cheaper than anyone else's


Depending on who you are addressing, I'd go for "prices at Walmart are cheaper than anyone else's". That would would be fine in spoken English.
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #5 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 7:48 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Molly wrote:
Yours sounds quite formal - from the News or Business registers, maybe.


You are right. I wrote the sentence bearing in my mind some kind of news report on Walmart. :)
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #6 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 7:51 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Hi,

Don't you think 'anyone' should be changed to 'anywhere'?
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #7 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 8:01 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

No, anyone is OK. Anyone refers to the owner.
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #8 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 8:13 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

SkiIucK wrote:
Hi,

Don't you think 'anyone' should be changed to 'anywhere'?


I agree with Haihao, but you could say this:

Prices at Walmart are cheaper than anywhere.
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #9 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 10:41 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Molly wrote:
Prices at Walmart are cheaper than anywhere.


One more question, Molly. Is it necessary or better to put 'else' after 'anywhere' in this case?
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #10 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 11:22 am   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Haihao wrote:
Molly wrote:
Prices at Walmart are cheaper than anywhere.


One more question, Molly. Is it necessary or better to put 'else' after 'anywhere' in this case?


For me, no. - unless the hearer thinks "anywhere" includes "also at Walmart". :shock:
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #11 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 12:19 pm   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Prices at Wallmart are cheaper than anywhere else.
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #12 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 14:11 pm   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

lost_soul wrote:
Prices at Wallmart are cheaper than anywhere else.


What's the function of "else", there?
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #13 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 16:42 pm   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

so "anywhere else's" would not make sense?

i thought anywhere else's means anywhere else's prices
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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #14 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 16:46 pm   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

Hi,

By adding 'else's' there has to be a comparison with another noun. By adding simply 'anywhere else' you are suggesting any other place you can possibly think of.

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"anyone else" vs "anyone else's" #15 (permalink) Wed May 28, 2008 16:48 pm   "anyone else" vs "anyone else's"
 

so in order to use "else's" the sentence has to be changed to

Walmart's prices are cheaper than anyone else's

right?
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