I am always grateful for your help. Today's question is about the English text of the subject.
I referred to several grammar books, but each grammar book had a little different translation. Could you give me some advice?
The followings are the translations:
1. He is not inferior in honesty to the student in the class. At the same time, he is not superior in honesty to the student in the class.
2. He is as honest as any student in the class and he is more honest than any student in the class.
3. He is the most honest in the class.
4 He is extraordinary honest.
5. He is as honest as any student in the class. (Things are equal.)
No. 1~No.4 come from books published in Japan.
No. 5 come from English English dictionary.
In my opinion, the implication of the target sentence might be to complimenting. So, It means that he is extraordinary honest. I don't necessarily think that the writer really compares with the students in the class. She or he may just want to say that he is quite honest. It can be said that "he is as honest as any boy in the world."
I would appreciate your response.