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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question everyone slse OR someone else?


    There is a question as follows:
    First, it is important to recognize what kind of person you are and which special qualities make you different from _______.
    A. everyone else B. the other C. someone else D. the rest

    Which is the answer? A or C?


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    #2

    Re: everyone slse OR someone else?

    What would be your preferred answer?

  2. Newbie
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    #3

    Re: everyone slse OR someone else?

    I prefer C. But A seems right, too. I am confused: (
    Could you please tell me the difference between A and C ? Thanks a lot.


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    #4

    Re: everyone slse OR someone else?

    everyone else >> all the other people to whom you can be compared.
    someone else >> one other person to whom you can be compared.

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    #5

    Re: everyone slse OR someone else?

    Does anyone else think "the rest" works well too?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    #6

    Re: everyone slse OR someone else?

    If overall context set the question in relation to "the rest", then yes, it would work.

    It is a very nice [in the broader sense] question!

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    #7

    Re: everyone slse OR someone else?

    I'm listening to an audio book on strengths. It's been interesting to realize how individualized a person's strengths are. Not better, but different.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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