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    Default Re: some other/another

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    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.
    I think you are right but explaining this sentence and explaining that this sentence shouldn't be explained takes almost the same amount of time.

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    Default Re: some other/another

    Play on.
    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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    Default Re: some other/another

    The only natural use of "some house" or "some other house" or anything similar is when it's used in a casual way to mean "a different house but I can't really be bothered to tell you which one". For example, here is a rather convoluted invented dialogue which includes the phrase:

    - What did you do on Saturday evening?
    - I went to a party.
    - Where?
    - At Dave's house.
    - Was it good?
    - Not really. At about 11pm, we ditched it and went to a different party.
    - Where was that?
    - Can't remember.
    - Come on, please try. I want to know where the other party was.
    - Really, I don't know. It was just at some other house! Now stop hassling me about it.

    I can't think of even a convoluted way of incorporating "some other" in the same way (ie without a noun after it).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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