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Jane is younger than any other/all the other children in her family.

Does "any other" fit equally well as "all the other" in the above? If not, what's the reason?
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I use "all the other" in common speech, yet "any other" is correct also. Either can be used.
"Any of the other.." is probaby even better.
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VeradeI use "all the other" in common speech, yet "any other" is correct also. Either can be used.
Thanks, Vera.

But I forgot to inform you of the plural "children" in the base sentence. If "child" is used in the same context, would you modify your answer?

Jane is younger than any other/all the other children in her family.

Jane is younger than any other/all the other child in her family.
Jane is younger than the other child in her family.

More common is: Jane is younger than her brother/sister.

"Children" speaks for itself as being plural.

You really are an Angliholic aren't you! I like that!
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VeradeI use "all the other" in common speech, yet "any other" is correct also. Either can be used.
Thanks, Vera.

But I forgot to inform you of the plural "children" in the base sentence. If "child" is used in the same context, would you modify your answer?

Jane is younger than any other/all the other children in her family.

Jane is younger than any other/all the other child in her family.

Jane is younger than all the other children in her family.

Jane is younger than any other child in her family.

To me, second sentence is better.
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VeradeJane is younger than the other child in her family. More common is: Jane is younger than her brother/sister. "Children" speaks for itself as being plural. You really are an Angliholic aren't you! I like that!
Thanks, Vera.

But I think you misunderstood what I was trying to get across. The following are correct and identical in meaning according to my grammar book. That is, it is wrong to write " ...any other children ..." Do you agree?

Jane is younger than all the other children in her family.

Jane is younger than any other child in her family.
By the way, what do you mean by "You really are an Angliholic, aren't you?" What does my alias mean to you?
Well, normally the prefix is Anglo-, but I assume the meaning to be: addicted to English! Am I close? It's a great addiction. I'm addicted to books, myself. I had to buy two more bookcases recently so that I could find a home for all the bookpiles "growing" around me.
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