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  1. faryan's Avatar
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    Exclamation any others

    Hi
    I'm seeking answer for two questions here, would you please let me know If it's not OK doing so?

    1st: Is that okay to take it as a fixed rule that 'any others' is the plural form for 'anyone else'?

    2nd: Is it correct to assume that if there would be a plural noun after 'any other', we could omit the noun and add the 's' to the 'other' as in the below sentence?

    These oranges taste sweeter than any others I've ever tried.

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    Re: any others

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    1st: Is that okay to take it as a fixed rule that 'any others' is the plural form for 'anyone else'? Fixed rule? No.
    You can use 'anyone else?' when asking for about more than one person.

    2nd: Is it correct to assume that if there would be a plural noun after 'any other', we could omit the noun and add the 's' to the 'other' as in the below sentence?

    These oranges taste sweeter than any others I've ever tried.
    If it is clear what nouns is being referred too, then that is possible. In fact, there is no real need for 'others'.
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    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Jan-2012 at 16:06. Reason: typo

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