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    the indefinite pronoun

    I don't understand if the following usage of the indefinite pronoun is correct.
    Could anyone please help me understand it?
    Case-1:
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: one of them is from Thailand, another from Malaysia, another three from Singapore, and the other two from Indonesia.
    Case-2:
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: one of them is from Thailand, another from Malaysia, another from Singapore, and the other five from Indonesia.
    Case-3:
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: two of them are Thailand, another five from Malaysia,and the other from Indonesia.
    Thank you!

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    Re: the indefinite pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by YOSHITAKEHORI View Post
    I don't understand if the following usage of the indefinite pronoun is correct.
    Could anyone please help me understand it?
    Case-1:
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: one of them is from Thailand, another from Malaysia, another three from Singapore, and the other two from Indonesia.
    Case-2:
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: one of them is from Thailand, another from Malaysia, another from Singapore, and the other five from Indonesia.
    Case-3:
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: two of them are from Thailand, another five from Malaysia,and the other from Indonesia.
    Thank you!
    All of them are OK if you add the blue word. I don't think I understand your question.


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    Re: the indefinite pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    All of them are OK if you add the blue word. I don't think I understand your question.
    MikeNewYork,
    Thank you very much for your reply.
    The missing blue word is my mistake.
    In the case-3, Can we use 'the last' instead of 'the other', namely
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: two of them are from Thailand, another five from Malaysia,and the last from Indonesia.
    Thank you!

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    Re: the indefinite pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by YOSHITAKEHORI View Post
    MikeNewYork,
    Thank you very much for your reply.
    The missing blue word is my mistake.
    In the case-3, Can we use 'the last' instead of 'the other', namely
    This plant has seven foreign engineers: two of them are from Thailand, another five from Malaysia,and the last from Indonesia.
    Thank you!
    Yes, that would be fine, but it makes 8 engineers.


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    Re: the indefinite pronoun

    MikeNewYork

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: the indefinite pronoun

    Quote Originally Posted by YOSHITAKEHORI View Post
    MikeNewYork

    Thank you very much!
    You're very welcome.

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