Which is natural?

  1. Mary is more talkative than any other girl/girls in the class.
  2. Mary is a more talkative girl than any other girl/girls in the class.

I’d like to know which is natural. Thanks in advance.

Answer

Both versions are natural, but more than any needs a singular complement.

Mary is more talkative than other girls.

Mary is more talkative than any other girl.

Any refers randomly and individually to a member of a set.

Imagine the ordered set of odd positive numbers between 1 and 11:

{1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11}

All members of the set are odd.

Loop
{
Run a random-number generator to get an integer between 1 and 6, n.
The nth member of the set of odd numbers is odd.
}
Repeat

Any member of that set of odd numbers is odd.

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