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Hello.

żIs there any difference in meaning between these sentences?

a) His house isN'T ANY bigger than ours.
b) His house is NO bigger than ours.
c) His house is NOT bigger than ours.

Could you recommend a grammar book about this topic?

Answer
Hi Jesus,

The sentences are almost identical in meaning.

The first two imply that "his" house is about the same size as "ours" while the third one implies that "his" house is in fact smaller.

Grammar books... hmm hard to think of one of the top of my head, but Betty Azar's grammar books are quite good.

I hope this helps.

~Amy

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