No one else Except/But/than

BK godara

Member
Hindi - India
No other person than Jack came forward to help me in matter of my difficulties.
Did I say it grammatically correct? Or should it be
2. 'No other person except Jack'
or probably
3. 'No one but Jack'
Thanks in advance
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    "No other person than Jack" is correct as "No person other than Jack".

    "No other person except Jack" is correct as "No person except Jack".

    "No one but Jack" is correct, and is the most common version used in AE.
     

    BK godara

    Member
    Hindi - India
    "No other person than Jack" is correct as "No person other than Jack".

    "No other person except Jack" is correct as "No person except Jack".

    "No one but Jack" is correct, and is the most common version used in AE.
    Do these sentences mean different? Or the same

    Correct me if I am wrong:
    No other can't take 'except' it should be 'than'
    No other + than
    No one/person + except/but
     
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    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    I much prefer 'No-one but/except/(other than) Jack', although I can't see that one needs to worry about 'other' at all.
    To my mind, it would be more natural to use 'nobody' than 'no person'.
    Nobody except Jack helped me.
    Nobody but Jack helped me.
    (Nobody other than Jack helped me.)
     
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