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    Other- another

    Please close your_____ eye when one of your eyes is being checked
    a) another
    b) other
    c) the other

    What suits the place? I thought I is b

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    Re: Other- another

    I agree with you. (It's an odd sentence, isn't it?)


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    Re: Other- another

    Yes, [b] is correct. "Another" and "the other" can't be used with a pronoun:

    Close your another eye
    Close your the other eye

    are not possible.

    "Close another" eye is possible but strange! It suggests that you have a choice of several eyes to close.

    "Close the other eye" is possible.


    Keith

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    Re: Other- another

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    I agree with you. (It's an odd sentence, isn't it?)
    Yes, very odd. You normally don't find 'other' in the opening phrase of a sentence - before the listener knows what it refers to. In this case, I'd expect something like "When one of your eyes is being checked, please close the other".

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    I was wrong picking the "another" :((


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    I want to add a question.
    I've learnt that "another" is used only with singular countable nooun because it's simply an+other.
    My question is: Is it possible to use "other" with singular countable nouns.
    For example: I have other pen. ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    Please close your_____ eye when one of your eyes is being checked
    a) another
    b) other
    c) the other

    What suits the place? I thought I is b
    Belly T. You picked b. That's the correct choice.

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    Re: Other- another

    Riyadh, 'other' needs a determiner. So, for example,

    I have the other pen.
    I have your other pen.

    All the best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Riyadh, 'other' needs a determiner. So, for example,

    I have the other pen.
    I have your other pen.

    All the best.
    Many thanx Casiopea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Belly T. You picked b. That's the correct choice.
    But what I wrote in the test was a

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