1. ## the other/other one

If we have two things then we use "the other"
-Give me the other glove.
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But if we have more than 2, would it be OK to use "other one" if we need to point out that this thing of a different kind

There are 10 flowers of three kinds.

- I have taken a rose already will you give me other one?

As I understand if we use "another one" here then it means another rose, but we need a flower different from the rose. It means that "another" isn't correct in this case. Would "other one" work?

2. ## Re: the other/other one

Originally Posted by Kotfor
But if we have more than 2, would it be OK to use "other one" if we need to point out that this thing of a different kind?
No

There are 10 flowers of three kinds.

- I have taken a rose already will you give me other one?

As I understand if we use "another one" here then it means another rose, but we need a flower different from the rose. It means that "another" isn't correct in this case. Would "other one" work?
No. We need to say 'a different flower' to be clear.

3. ## Re: the other/other one

Is it because the context is not appropriate or is it because "other one" doesn't work by itself?

4. ## Re: the other/other one

It's because "the other one" can only refer to one of two things. If you have two things, you have "one thing and the other thing". It doesn't matter what the context is. If you have three, seven, ten, a hundred, or ten thousand things, you pick one of them and then decide that you don't want the one you took, then you will have to say "Give me a different one" or you will have to point to a specific one and say "Give me that one".

5. ## Re: the other/other one

If you don't care which one you get (as long as it's not a rose, which you already have), you could say "Give me one of the other ones."

6. ## Re: the other/other one

Originally Posted by Barb_D
you could say "Give me one of the other ones."
OK. I see. Would it be also OK to say: "Give me one other"?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_1934186.html

Give me one other organization that fights for worker's rights.

If it were said: Give me another organization that ... whould it mean an organization which had something in common with the first one?

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