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    opposite vs. other

    Hello, teachers.

    Please help me with this one sentence. Thank you.

    Using trekking poles while walking reduces the pressure strain on the opposite leg by about 20%.

    In the above sentence, can I switch the word "opposite" to "other"? Regard that the sentence is not in any context.

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    Re: opposite vs. other

    In general, with a two-legged beast, "opposite leg" and "other leg" are the same.

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    Re: opposite vs. other

    "Opposite" seems the better word to me. The leg opposite the side where the pole is being applied at the moment.

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