Wednesday, 24 June 2009

ANOTHER / OTHERS


Typical mistakes:
- Where are the others photos?
The anoth
er boy was smaller
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When
other is used as an adjective , it cannot have plural form. Others is only used as a pronoun, to mean 'other ones' or 'other people.'
Compare:
-W
here are the other photos?
-Have you got any other colours?
-Some metals are magnetic and others aren’t.
-Can you tell the others that I’ll be late?

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*ANOTHER can be used in the sense of ‘an additional’, ‘an extra’.

Can I have another pint of beer, please?

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Another
can also be used in this way before a plural expression beginning with a number or few.
--- Another three pints, please.
--- I’ll be away for another few weeks...

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Other Another
An appropriate song for this post:

1 comment:

Sweeter said...

Thanks Milord for this song...