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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    #1

    some or others?

    dear friends,

    which one is right?

    Some people are getting this very same problem, some/others aren't.

    I go for 'others'.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: some or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    dear friends,

    which one is right?

    Some people are getting this very same problem, some/others aren't.

    I go for 'others'.

    Thank you.
    They are both ok, I would go for "others" as well.

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    Re: some or others?

    To me, they are slightly different: if you use "some" on both sides, you are implying you view both alternatives as fairly equally represented. If you use "some/others" I think you're recognising both possibilities but are showing you don't know what the relative proportions are. Or maybe I haven't had enough coffee this morning.

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