| #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:25 pm Difference between 'no more than' and 'not more than'
I'm a Japanese learner of English, and a newbie of this forum. Actually, I registered just a minute or two ago.
Anyhow, a friend of mine has been telling me that there's some difference between "no more than" and "not more than" in meaning, but others told me the other way around. Which is correct? I've got really confused. If somebody helps me out, it will be much appreciated.
For a starter, I've come up with a set of sentences in comparison.
1) In my opinion, fathers cannot love their children more than mothers do.
2a) In my opinion, fathers can no more love their children than mothers do.
2b) In my opinion, fathers can love their children no more than mothers do.
2c) In my opinion, fathers cannot love their children any more than mothers do.
Many thanks in advance.
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