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onsen
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 9:28:37 PM
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TheParser wrote:

English has the largest vocabulary of any other language.
http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst151805_An-English-speaker-s-best-friend.aspx


Hello,

Is the following sentence wrong?

English has the largest vocabulary of any other languages.
('language' in the plural)

Thank you
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 10:28:05 PM

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onsen wrote:
TheParser wrote:

English has the largest vocabulary of any other language.
http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst151805_An-English-speaker-s-best-friend.aspx


Hello,

Is the following sentence wrong?

English has the largest vocabulary of any other languages.
('language' in the plural)

Thank you

Largest must be used with a group (plural) of others. Larger must be used with singular alternatives. "Any other" is singular.
rroselavy
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:18:58 AM

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In other words:

"English has a larger vocabulary than any other language."
OR
"English has the largest vocabulary of all languages."
Jyrkkä Jätkä
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Ravindra
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Every language is rich and beautiful. One has to explore it. English, with its huge number of loan words, indisputably is richer and more beautiful.

The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane. Each sentence we produce, whether we know it or not, is a mongrel mouthful of Chaucerian, Shakespearean, Miltonic, Johnsonian, Dickensian and American. Military, naval, legal, corporate, criminal, jazz, rap and ghetto discourses are mingled at every turn. The French language, like Paris, has attempted, through its Academy, to retain its purity, to fight the advancing tides of Franglais and international prefabrication.
Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within


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almo 1
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You need Internet to deal with such huge number of wordsd'oh!







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