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    1. What do we call the tiny little things in white after we squeezed the acne?

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    2. We use the file to polish the hard skin for the fingers and feet. One side of the file is rough while another side is a bit fine.

    3. What do we call the rough side?

    4. What do we call the fine side?

    5. What do we call the powdery stuff creating after the hard skin was polished?
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    6. Did I use the proper words to describe what I was trying to say?

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    a. polish the hard skin
    b. one side of the file is rough
    c. another side is a bit fine.

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    1. What do we call the white matter that comes out when we squeeze the acne spots? It's called pus (sounds like puss).

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    2. We use a file to exfoliate the hard skin on the fingers and feet. One side of the file is rough while the other side is a bit finer.

    3. What do we call the rough side? Coarse.

    4. What do we call the fine side? Fine.

    5. What do we call the powdery stuff created after the hard skin was removed? Dead skin.
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    6. Did I use the proper words to describe what I was trying to say? Already corrected.
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    Default Re: file

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    As you mentioned:

    We use a file to exfoliate the hard skin on the fingers and feet. One side of the file is rough while the other side is a bit finer.
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    I was told in school that :

    a. when there are only two things/choices, we should use another for the second one.


    b. when there are more than two things/choices, we should use the other.
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    1. what is your comment?

    2. what are the differences between the other and the others?



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    You have the rule backwards. If there are only two things, then you have one and "the other." If you have more than two things, use "another" or "others."

    I have two dogs. One is named Marci and the other is named Peppermint Patty.

    I have four cats. One is named Morris, another is Sebastian, and the third is Chloe.

    There are many nice places to stay here. There's the Ship Inn, and others include Mable's B&B, the Pilot House, and even the local Holiday Inn here is very nice.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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