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than any other time

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:02 pm
by azz
Can one say

a. When he said he loved me he made me happier than at any other time in my entire life.
?

Does it mean
1. that he made me happier than I'd ever been.
or
2. that he made me happier than he'd ever made me.
?

Many thanks.

Re: than any other time

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:25 pm
by tony h
I think the normal reading would be 1 but 2 is also possible.

PS I would expect that the statement was not literal.