Can anyone please tell me if I should use no one or no one else in the following sentence?

Here is the example:

  • John is a very good friend of mine. No one (else) likes me more than he does.

I think no one likes me more than... means no human being (including john) likes me more than john does. So I think I should use else.


No one is correct. John can not like you more than John likes you therefore saying no one else is insinuating that other than John, no one likes you more. Therefore stating that John likes you more than John does, which is impossible.

  • Thank you. Could you please tell me if I used "as" instead of "more than" then which one would you prefer, "no one" or "no one else"? Here is the example: No one (else) knows me as much as my Mom does. – user282192 Mar 26 '18 at 16:55
  • Then I would say ‘No one else’ because John likes you as much as John likes you. – JBis Mar 26 '18 at 16:58
  • Is there anything else that needs answering as I see you have not asked another question or marked as answered. – JBis Apr 4 '18 at 3:02

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