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anyone else's vs. that of anyone else

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Maître Capello, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Maître Capello

    Maître Capello Mod et ratures

    Suisse romande
    French – Switzerland
    Hi there!

    I know that both It's neither their business nor anyone else's and It's neither their business nor that of anyone else are possible. Could you please tell me which would be the most common? Any difference between AE and BE?
     
  2. mjscott Senior Member

    Anyone else's is more commonly heard. Nor that of anyone else is correct, also, but sounds a tad bit stiff in my part of the world.
     
  3. Maître Capello

    Maître Capello Mod et ratures

    Suisse romande
    French – Switzerland
    Thanks mjscott!
    Someone else?
     
  4. heyross New Member

    Portland, Oregon
    English-USA
    I agree with this and think Nor that of anyone else is not as much "stiff" as passé.
     

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