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    Difference between another one and other one

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    (1)
    Please tell me the difference between ''another on'' and ''other one'' becuase I can't use them correctly and I'm really confused.

    (2)
    "My phone was on silent that's why I couldn't take your call.'' OR ''My phone was on silent mode that's why I couldn't take your call.'' OR ''My phone was silent mode that's why I couldn't take your call.'' Which one is correct?

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    Re: Difference between another one and other one

    (1)
    Please tell me the difference between ''another on'' and ''other one'' becuase I can't use them correctly and I'm really confused.

    "Another one" means "one more of the same."

    "the other one" means "a different one."

    WAITRESS: Do you two students want more pie? We have two flavors.
    STUDENT A: Yes. I already had one slice of apple pie, and now I would like another one.
    STUDENT B: Yes, but I already had a slice of apple, so now I would like to try the other one.

    Other-Another
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    "My phone was on silent that's why I couldn't take your call.'' OR ''My phone was on silent mode that's why I couldn't take your call.'' OR ''My phone was silent mode that's why I couldn't take your call.'' Which one is correct?

    ALL the choices are wrong because they are all run-on sentences (comma splices.)

    Using on "silent" is okay
    - My phone was on "silent" -- that's why I couldn't take your call.
    - My phone was on "silent." That's why I couldn't take your call.
    - I couldn't take your call because my phone was on "silent."
    - My phone was on "silent;" that's why I couldn't take your call.

    Using on silent mode is okay.
    - My phone was on silent mode. That's why I couldn't take your call.
    - ditto as above

    Using set to silent mode is okay, as is set to "silent."
    - My phone was set to silent mode; that's why I couldn't take your call.
    - My phone was set to "silent" -- that's why I couldn't take your call.
    - ditto as above

    Using "My phone was silent mode" is not okay.

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    Re: Difference between another one and other one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    (1)
    Please tell me the difference between ''another on'' and ''other one'' becuase I can't use them correctly and I'm really confused.

    "Another one" means "one more of the same."

    "the other one" means "a different one."

    WAITRESS: Do you two students want more pie? We have two flavors.
    STUDENT A: Yes. I already had one slice of apple pie, and now I would like another one.
    STUDENT B: Yes, but I already had a slice of apple, so now I would like to try the other one.

    Other-Another
    -----------------------------------------------------

    (2)
    "My phone was on silent that's why I couldn't take your call.'' OR ''My phone was on silent mode that's why I couldn't take your call.'' OR ''My phone was silent mode that's why I couldn't take your call.'' Which one is correct?

    ALL the choices are wrong because they are all run-on sentences (comma splices.)

    Using on "silent" is okay
    - My phone was on "silent" -- that's why I couldn't take your call.
    - My phone was on "silent." That's why I couldn't take your call.
    - I couldn't take your call because my phone was on "silent."
    - My phone was on "silent;" that's why I couldn't take your call.

    Using on silent mode is okay.
    - My phone was on silent mode. That's why I couldn't take your call.
    - ditto as above

    Using set to silent mode is okay, as is set to "silent."
    - My phone was set to silent mode; that's why I couldn't take your call.
    - My phone was set to "silent" -- that's why I couldn't take your call.
    - ditto as above

    Using "My phone was silent mode" is not okay.
    what is the usage of "Ditto"..?

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    Re: Difference between another one and other one

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    what is the usage of "Ditto"..?
    "Repeat" or "the same"

    Example:

    2 dozen red roses
    ditto white lilies < -- this means "2 dozen is repeated"

    You can also use a written symbol ( " ) to mean "ditto"

    2 dozen red roses
    " white lilies

    In this case, I didn't want to re-type all those variant corrections for the comma splice just because I replaced "silent" with silent mode.

    So I wanted to indicate: "etc etc same as above"

    ditto - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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