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    the other

    When we want to introduce several factors or items, is it correct say:
    The first one or one of them is ....
    The other one is .....
    The other one is .....
    The other one is .....
    I think it is strange and not natural. What can you recommend?

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    Re: the other

    You cannot have more than one 'the other (one)'..

    The first point is ....
    The second (point is) ..
    The third (point) is ...

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    Re: the other

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    When we want to introduce several factors or items, is it correct say:
    The first one or one of them is ....
    The other one is .....
    The other one is .....
    The other one is .....
    I think it is strange and not natural. What can you recommend?
    You could possibly write:
    The first item is ...
    Another is ...
    Another is ...
    Another is ...
    etc.
    However, that is strange and not natural. What you've written is simply wrong.
    Use a numbered or dotted list if you want to write a list of items.

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    Re: the other

    Another possibility, if you don't want to count explicitly, is 'Next' or 'Then', and when that gets repetitive you can start a sentence with 'Then again'. Finally, you can use 'Finally'.

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