Anyone vs. Anyone Else

What is the difference between 'anyone' and 'anyone else'? Do they have different meanings? Here, we will discuss these two.

"Anyone" vs. "Anyone Else" in the English Grammar

What Is The Function of 'Else'?

'Else' is used after words beginning with any-, every-, no-, and some- to mean 'other', 'another' or 'different'.

Let's leave before he wants us to see anyone else (= another person).

It means, the speakers have met several people already, but they want to leave before they have to meet ANOTHER person.

Let's leave before anyone else (= another/an additional person) comes to say hello.

It means, the speakers have met several people already, but they want to leave before they have to introduce themselves to ANOTHER person.

Consider another example:

Mary can draw better than anyone. (Incorrect)

Mary can draw better than anyone else. (Correct)

'Anyone' means any person at all including 'Mary'. So it's important to separate 'Mary' from anyone else.

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