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    What does the word "still" mean ?

    "Other people like to travel, and still other people like to have an adventure." What does the word "still" mean in this sentence ? Could it be "but" ?

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    Re: What does the word "still" mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by birgit33 View Post
    "Other people like to travel, and still other people like to have an adventure." What does the word "still" mean in this sentence ? Could it be "but" ?


    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    I think it is closer to "in addition" or "furthermore."


    Respectfully yours.


    James

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    Re: What does the word "still" mean ?

    Usually you would use "still" when you've had a rather long list of people

    Some people like apples as their favorite fruit, while othes like bananas. Some prefer peaches, and still others like more exotic fruits, like kiwis or dragonfuit.
    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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    Re: What does the word "still" mean ?

    It does sound strange to me with only two groups in the list.

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    Re: What does the word "still" mean ?

    It means "yet" in a manner similar to Swedish "futforinge".

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