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    others vs the others

    1. One of his seven brothers is in Malaysia, and the others (all the rest) are in Singapore.
    Is it correct to use "the other" in the above sentences?

    2. One of his seven brothers is in Malaysia, and others are in Singapore.
    What does "others" mean in the above sentence? Is it possible if we use "other"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: others vs the others

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. One of his seven brothers is in Malaysia, and the others (all the rest) are in Singapore.
    Is it correct to use "the others" in the above sentence? Yes.

    2. One of his seven brothers is in Malaysia, and others are in Singapore.
    What does "others" mean in the above sentence? It means 'some of the other brothers (we don't know how many)'.
    Is it possible if we use "other"? No.
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    Re: others vs the others

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    Thanks Rover

    If there are three brothers in Singapore, can we say "One of his seven brothers is in Malaysia, and three are in Singapore."?

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    Re: others vs the others

    Yes.

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