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    albertino is offline Senior Member
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    Default the others or others

    Is there any difference between the use of "the others" and "others"? In the following examples, what is the correct one, sentence A or B? And why?


    (A) Although the Hong Kong Bank and the Bank of China outstrip the others, it is worth noting that...
    (B) Although the Hong Kong Bank and the Bank of China outstrip others, it is worth noting that...

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: the others or others

    #A says that these two banks outstrip the other [specific] banks - I would expect there to have been a reference to the other banks previously in the article.

    #B says that these two banks outstrip other banks in general [all other banks]

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    albertino is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: the others or others

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    #A says that these two banks outstrip the other [specific] banks - I would expect there to have been a reference to the other banks previously in the article.

    #B says that these two banks outstrip other banks in general [all other banks]
    Thank you. I've got it.

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