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    #1

    Which is correct, please?

    Hi, all!
    Some people were waiting calmly; ............... were shouting and screaming
    wildly.
    A. another
    B. another people
    C. other people
    D. others
    The key is D. But why C isn't chosen, please?

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    Re: Which is correct, please?

    D sounds the most natural to my ear. C is not wrong, but the duplication of the word "people" is redundant and makes it sound very stilted.

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    Re: Which is correct, please?

    Years ago, my teacher told me do not to repeat unneccesary word/words while the meaning of the context is staying the same. Even when I write a letter, I don't need to begin with "I am writing this letter" because readers know it is a letter.
    Option D: Others mean other people, I think.

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