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    Another 2 days

    I have seen & heard many time phrases like "Wait another 2 days". How is it possible? Another = an other = one other (singular) and here we have 2 days (plural). Is it an accepted "mistake"?

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    Re: Another 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by shatilof View Post
    I have seen & heard many time phrases like "Wait another 2 days". How is it possible? Another = an other = one other (singular) and here we have 2 days (plural). Is it an accepted "mistake"?
    It is not a mistake. We can think of 'two days' as 'a period of two days' - Two days is not long to wait.

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    Re: Another 2 days

    We frequently use "another" before a plural noun.

    May I have another three glasses of wine, please?
    I have to wait another four months to find out if I passed my exam!
    Another twelve people turned up late to the meeting.

    Think of it as "a further".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Another 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by shatilof View Post
    I have seen & heard many time phrases like "Wait another 2 days". How is it possible? Another = an other = one other (singular) and here we have 2 days (plural). Is it an accepted "mistake"?
    A common expression that could mean to wait 2 days more than an undefined period you have already waited or 2 more days beyond the 2 days you have already waited or wait 2 days more from the time the statement is spoken/written..

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    Re: Another 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by shatilof View Post
    I have seen & heard many time phrases like "Wait another 2 days". How is it possible? Another = an other = one other (singular) and here we have 2 days (plural). Is it an accepted "mistake"?
    "Another" has the meaning of "additional" in that use. Another two men have joined our crew. John had a shot of whiskey; then he quickly downed another six.

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