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    other or others

    "I need some more books. Do you have any other/others that you could lend me?"

    I think it's "other" since it follows any but seeing the word books in plural form worry me. Is it other or others?

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    Re: other or others

    Any others is the natural form here.

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    Re: other or others

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Any others is the natural form here.
    Why is that? Isn't anything following "any" supposed to be in singular form?

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    Re: other or others

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    Why is that? Isn't anything following "any" supposed to be in singular form?
    I don't know where you got that idea from. 'Any' is frequently used with plural forms:

    Are there any eggs in the fridge?
    There aren't any (eggs) in the fridge, but there are some on the table
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