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    other/another

    Hold the racquet in one hand and the ball in the other.

    I think, we can replace "the other" with "another" in this context.

    Am I right?

    Please help me.

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    Re: other/another

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Hold the racquet in one hand and the ball in the other.

    I think, we can replace "the other" with "another" in this context.

    Am I right?

    Please help me.
    You are not right. (unless you have more than two hands)

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    Re: other/another

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    You are not right. (unless you have more than two hands)
    A pickpocket might have had "another hand".

    Disclaimer: I'm not a teacher.
    Use "other" when there are only two of the same thing(like the hand in your example), whereas use "another" when there are more than two of the same thing. This rule also applies to "people".
    Last edited by albertino; 06-Aug-2007 at 10:22.

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