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# SC : Redundancy

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Joined: 12 Jun 2010
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03 Jul 2010, 13:24
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Hello,

Can anyone explain if we can leave the word "else" in the sentence below and yet not change the meaning:

"Being excited about the final match, she could barely focus on anything else."

"Being excited about the final match, she could barely focus on anything."

Thanks
Farukh
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05 Jul 2010, 02:31
I would appreciate if someone can give expert feedback on the above.
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Joined: 01 Apr 2012
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10 Jul 2012, 00:56
Hello guys,

It would be better to get feedback from experts. But, this is my take on it.

I think 'else' is important here as it signifies the meaning 'in addition or other than'.

she could barely focus on any thing else (other than the match)
she could barely focus on anything (including the match)

The meaning difference in these two questions seem clearer:

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Joined: 15 Sep 2009
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10 Jul 2012, 02:28
Well said, Hurrydil.

Your post would have made whatever explanation that I was going to offer...err..redundant
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