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    Some other?

    I've heard 'some other time' but can we use 'some/some other' in the following ways:

    A: I saw your car passing by yesterday.
    B: Not it wasn't me. May be it was some other car.

    C: I didn't see the guy. He was wearing some kind of a mask and sunglasses.

    D: I don't remember correctly it was some restaurant called 'the crab' or something.

    If they are correct what does 'some' mean in this context?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Jul-2020 at 09:33. Reason: addin 'C' and 'D'

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    Re: Some other?



    • used for referring to a person or thing without knowing or without saying exactly which one There must have been some mistake.

      Some fool drove into the back of my car.

      some...or other: For some reason or other they didn’t stamp my passport.
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    • some:

      used for referring to a person or thing without knowing or without saying exactly which one
      There must have been some mistake.

      Some fool drove into the back of my car.

      some...or other: For some reason or other they didn’t stamp my passport.

      https://www.macmillandictionary.com/.../american/some
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    Last edited by teechar; 29-Jul-2020 at 10:38. Reason: removed all the automatic links
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    Re: Some other?

    D is a run-on sentence and needs two capital letters, otherwise they're all correct.

    It means an unknown or undetermined ...

    (Cross-posted)

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    Re: Some other?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    I've heard 'some other time', but can we use 'some/some other' in the following ways?
    They don't mean the same thing: "some other" just means another.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    A: I saw your car passing by yesterday.
    B: Not it wasn't me. May be it was some other car.
    OK
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    C: I didn't see the guy. He was wearing some kind of a mask and sunglasses.
    OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    D: I don't remember correctly, but it was some restaurant called 'The Crab' or something.
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    D: I don't remember correctly. It was some restaurant called 'The Crab' or something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    If they are correct, what does 'some' mean in this context?
    See the above replies.

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