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Are are both of the following sentences correct? If they are, then what is the difference in their meaning?

1: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you less than I respect him.

2: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you any less than I respect him.
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Hi,

Are are both of the following sentences correct? Yes, although each is a little repetitive. If they are, then what is the difference in their meaning?

1: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you less than I respect him.

2: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you any less than I respect him.

#2 just stresses 'not even a little bit less'.

Clive
Both are correct, not really much difference in either. 2 is more likely to be heard in conversation, whereas 1 is more likely to be seen written, however, that is by no means a rule.
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CliveYes, although each is a little repetitive.

How?
Here's my take

1: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you less

2: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you any less
Hi,

each is a little repetitive.



How?

1: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you less than I respect him.

2: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you any less than I respect him.

Look at how many times you have repeated the word 'respect' in each sentence.

Clive

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The final "I respect" could be dropped to improve readability.
Hello,

Is 'that' preceded 'I respect' optional?

1: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you less.


2: I do respect him but that does not mean that I respect you any less.
Thanks,
Hoa Thai
Yes, you can omit the "that."
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