Anyone vs. Anyone Else in English Grammar

What Is Their Difference?

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

Anyone vs. Anyone Else

Consider these two sentences:

Mary can draw better than anyone .

Mary can draw better than anyone else .

'Anyone' is an indefinite pronoun referring to an unspecified person. It means any person at all so that includes 'Mary'. So it's important to separate 'Mary' from everyone else.

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