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    Hi, all!
    - Jupiter spins faster than ................ planet.
    A. any
    B. any another
    C. any others

    D.
    any other
    The key is D but I am wondering why A isn't chosen, please?


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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    This is the way I look at it.

    John studies harder than any other student - John is a student and I am comparing him to other students.

    My husband is learning English by himself and he studies harder than any student (of mine) - John isn't a student and I am comparing his efforts to those of a different category of learners. Therefore I don't use "other".

    Jupiter is a planet, which is being compared to other planets in the sentence above.

    Hope it helps.

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    Please give your threads more helpful titles, hoangkha. 'I am wondering' tells us nothing.

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    Please read the following forum guideline:


    Post Titles
    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed. (Avoid phrases like "HELP!", "Urgent!", "translation please", "how do I say this", "I'm new" and similar expressions.)

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    Jupiter is a planet. It does not spin faster than itself. It spins faster than any other planet.

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please read the following forum guideline:


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    I am sorry. Yes, I get it. But it is a fait accompli and I don't know how to correct the title. It should have been " ANY + N and ANY OTHER + N."
    And now, could you please tell me what is the difference between ANY + N and ANY OTHER + N ?

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    And now, could you please tell me what is the difference between ANY + N and ANY OTHER + N ?
    shannico did so in post #2, Jupiter is a planet, which is being compared to other planets, and SoothingDave in post #5, Jupiter is a planet. It does not spin faster than itself. It spins faster than any other planet.

    As the sun is not a planet, we could say The sun spins faster than any planet.

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    1- ANY OTHER goes with plural countable N.
    - Are there any other questions? (OALD)
    - Are there any other people we should speak to? (Cambridge)

    2- ANY goes with both singular countable N and plural countable N.

    So I think if the exercise is like this.
    - Jupiter spins faster than ................ planet.
    A.
    any
    B. any another
    C. any others

    D.
    any other
    I wil choose A.

    and if the exercise is like this

    - Jupiter spins faster than ................ planets.
    A.
    any
    B. any another
    C. any others

    D.
    any other
    I will choose D.

    Isn't it right, please?

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    1- ANY OTHER goes with plural countable N.
    - Are there any other questions? (OALD)
    - Are there any other people we should speak to? (Cambridge)

    2- ANY goes with both singular countable N and plural countable N.

    So I think if the exercise is like this.
    - Jupiter spins faster than ................ planet.
    A.
    any
    B. any another
    C. any others

    D.
    any other
    I wil choose A.

    and if the exercise is like this

    - Jupiter spins faster than ................ planets.
    A.
    any
    B. any another
    C. any others

    D.
    any other
    I will choose D.

    Isn't it right, please?
    No. "Jupiter spins faster than any other planet" is correct.

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    Default Re: I am wondering.

    - Carlos Slim is richer than any person.
    - Carlos Slim is richer than any people.
    - Carlos Slim is richer than any other person.
    - Carlos Slim is richer than any other people.
    Which is correct, please?

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