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    on another side of him from

    Hello everyone.

    I'd like to ask what does the phrase 'on another side of him from' mean.
    The context is as follows:

    A group of soldiers is sitting on the metal bench in the aircraft. The author writes:
    Most of them were laughing right now. Momoa, who was sitting next to Vega, slapped him a little harder on the back than Vega liked and said, "Not bad, greenie!" The big man's shoulders were so wide, Vega actually had to lean to the left a little to avoid being hit by them when he moved... Then a little further the author writes: On the other side of him from Momoa, Brodeur said in a low voice, "That was smart." Vega deadpanned, I have absolutely no idea what you mean.

    It's somewhat unclear to me where was Brodeur sitting? Were they sitting as follows: Vega, Momoa, Brodeur? I mean, was Momoa sitting between Vega and Brodeur?

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    Re: on another side of him from

    It's "on the other side from him", not 'on another side from him'.

    M and V were sitting next to each other. M-V ("him" is V)
    B is on the other side of V from M, so we have M-V-B (if M is sitting on V's right, B is sitting on V's left, which is the other side)

    If it's not clear, please ask again.

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    Re: on another side of him from

    Of course, it's 'on the other side of', not 'another side of', my fault, sorry for that.
    Your explanation is very understandable and comprehensive, everything is clear to me.
    Thank you very much, 2006!!!

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