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    Grammar: other or others

    Hello,

    How can you fill in the blank? Which alternative is correct? Why?

    Some people are nearsighted; ............ people are farsighted.

    a. other
    b. others

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    Re: Grammar: other or others

    Welcome to the forum, moshen. You say you are a teacher, so it's not homework (which we don't do).

    First tell us which alternative sounds better to you when you read them aloud.

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    #3

    Re: Grammar: other or others

    Matthew Wai, please allow the original poster to provide an answer before giving one yourself.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Grammar: other or others

    The OP wants an answer but we should allow him to provide an answer, it is weird.

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    #5

    Re: Grammar: other or others

    We don't hand out answers on a silver platter. We need people to TRY to do the work themselves, and explain why they can't decide between options.

    Absolutely no learning takes place when you give an answer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Grammar: other or others

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The OP wants an answer but we should allow him to provide an answer, it is weird.
    If you don't like the way the forum operates, Matthew, you could always go away.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Dec-2013 at 23:29.

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    Re: Grammar: other or others

    Hello everybody.
    Actually I feel a doubt about an answer in a textbook on grammar.
    I do not exactly know that this can be an error or I am not aware of the rule that is being used.

    The blank seems to be answered by an adjective, other, (and not the pronoun others) as it is followed by the noun people.

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    Re: Grammar: other or others

    But the book says "others" is the correct answer. I checked out the answer key

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    Re: Grammar: other or others

    Quote Originally Posted by moshen View Post
    But the book says "others" is the correct answer.
    The book is wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Grammar: other or others

    e-mailed to the author several days ago, got no response.

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