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    the other for another

    "Another chemical element that is part of this chemical reaction......"

    We were supposed to choose a synonym. I chose A). We were told that the only possible answer is C). Woud A) be possible?

    There were three possible answers given:

    A) the other

    B)other

    C)One more

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    #2

    Re: the other for another

    A hint: sentences start with a capital letter. Therefore, Only C matches because it starts with a capital letter. OTherwise, A, B, and C would be all fine.

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    Re: the other for another

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    A hint: sentences start with a capital letter. Therefore, Only C matches because it starts with a capital letter. OTherwise, A, B, and C would be all fine.
    It's just me who wrote it with a capital letter.

    another=used to refer to one more person or thing of the same kind.

    the other=used when there are two things to mean the one that is not being used.

    other=used to mean more people or thingsin addition to the ones you already have

    I assume that "the other" is quite possible as a synonym for "another" besides "one more". What do othe people think?

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    Re: the other for another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's just me who wrote it with a capital letter.

    another=used to refer to one more person or thing of the same kind.

    the other=used when there are two things to mean the one that is not being used.

    other=used to mean more people or things in addition to the ones you already have

    I assume that "the other" is quite possible as a synonym for "another" besides "one more". What do othe people think?
    A and C are both possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A and C are both possible.
    It cost me a lot. I got a C insted of B. It was our teacher who compiled this test. No metter how hard I tried to convince her that A) was correct she would not budge an inch.

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    Re: the other for another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It cost me a lot. I got a C insted of B. It was our teacher who compiled this test. No metter how hard I tried to convince her that A) was correct she would not budge an inch.
    Was there any more to the sentence after "... this chemical reaction......"? It could make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Was there any more to the sentence after "... this chemical reaction......"? It could make a difference.
    No. We were just told to choose a synonym for "another"

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    #8

    Re: the other for another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    No. We were just told to choose a synonym for "another"
    Then I think your teacher was right. "The other" doesn't mean the same as "another" in this context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Then I think your teacher was right. "The other" doesn't mean the same as "another" in this context.
    Yes, you are right. I only considered what would fit, not what was a synonym.

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