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    Default some other/another

    What's the difference?

    1) We went from one house to some other. (they had certain houses to visit?)
    2) We went from one house to another. (the didn't have certain houses to visit?)

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    Default Re: some other/another

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    What's the difference?

    1) We went from one house to some other. (they had certain houses to visit?)
    2) We went from one house to another. (the didn't have certain houses to visit?)
    1 - This is simply not a natural thing to say.
    2 - You visited a series of houses. Trick-or-treating, singing Christmas carols, or perhaps simply one long summer of house parties.
    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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    Default Re: some other/another

    I am not saying that it's natural. Actually it is from here


    Other | Define Other at Dictionary.com

    he found some other house

    What does it mean? Why not -
    he found another house?

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    Default Re: some other/another

    'He found some other house' is not a good example for a dictionary to give.

    'He found another house' is much more natural.

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    Default Re: some other/another

    If a dictionary gives a bad example no wonder that I gave it
    But is there any sense in this sentense? Is it nonsense?

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    Default Re: some other/another

    It makes sense, but it is not natural.

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    Default Re: some other/another

    Could you, please, help me see the difference between these two if the first one makes sense?

    1) We went from one house to some other.
    2) We went from one house to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    Could you, please, help me see the difference between these two if the first one makes sense?

    1) We went from one house to some other.
    2) We went from one house to another.
    Why? As you have been told #1 is not natural, we wouldn't use it, so it doesn't really matter what it means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why? As you have been told #1 is not natural, we wouldn't use it, so it doesn't really matter what it means.
    Why not? As long as it means something as I have been told it makes some sense, I want to know what it means. What stops you from helping me with that?
    Last edited by Kotfor; 09-Nov-2012 at 11:45.

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    Default Re: some other/another

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    Why not? As long as it means something as I have been told it makes some sense, I want to know what it means. What stops you from helping me with that?
    Most of us here try to help people produce and understand natural English. I, for one, prefer not to spend the little time I have for this forum on less natural constructions.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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