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I have another pen to write.
I have other pen to write.
Are the both sentences correct?
If correct, what is the difference in the meaning between these sentences?
Thank you 2006
So, can I say?
I have a bag in one hand and a pen in another hand.
How many hands do you have?
It is exactly the same situation as before.
Well...The cases are different.
I have another pen to write with (using pen in singular/clearly showing a choice)
I have other pens...( we use other for plural most of the time)
I have ...and a pen in the other...(being specific. Using the definite article the)
I agree - it is confusing. Generally, since we only have two hands, it is natural to say one or the other.
You may have two pens, but you may also have five pens, so there is a less precise situation. In saying I have another pen, you are indicating that you have further pens than just the one. It does not specifically mean you just the two pens.