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    Question How to use"other""another"?

    Are these sentences correct?
    1.Some people like reading books,and others(or "other people") like listening to music.
    2.Some of the students went outside,and the others(or "the other students") are still in the class.
    3.I bought two books,one is for me,and the other one is for my friend.
    4.Neither Jane or I learn French,this French book must belong to another's.
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    Default Re: How to use"other""another"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ferricacid View Post
    Are these sentences correct?
    1.Some people like reading books,and others(or "other people") like listening to music.
    2.Some of the students went outside,and the others(or "the other students") are still in the class.
    3.I bought two books. One is for me,and the other one is for my friend. (You could also use a semicolon, but not a comma)
    4.Neither Jane nor I learn French. This French book must belong to another's. See above.
    You last sentence would be very uncommon. "This French book must belong to another." It's correct, but archaic, to use 'another' as a pronoun by itself, at least for people. The following are better.
    "This book must belong to someone else"; "This French book must belong to another person."

    Sometimes for objects, you can use 'another' by itself, if the context makes it clear what it stands for:
    "That beer was great. Can I have another?"
    But NOT:
    * "I've left my girlfriend. I'm looking for another." ("another one" would be acceptable).

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    Default Re: How to use"other""another"?

    Thanks for the replies.

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