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    #1

    another vs. different

    "Select another language" vs "Select a different language"

    Which option is incorrect? Or are they both correct? Then which one is normally used in, say, software menus?


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    Re: another vs. different

    Quote Originally Posted by Daria View Post
    "Select another language" vs "Select a different language"

    Which option is incorrect? Or are they both correct? Then which one is normally used in, say, software menus?
    I would say there is not much different between the sayings. I am glad though that you gave us a context - an option in a software menu - as now the phrase makes sense to be written by itself.

    In this context there is a slight change in meaning

    Select another language - to me this just advises the user that he has an option to have something written in another language.

    Select a different language - to me this might indicate that the user might have made a mistake and another language should be used.

    So depending on how this is being used in the software I might choose one phrase over the other.

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    Re: another vs. different

    Select another language- this could also have the meaning of choosing an additional language, allowing more than one.


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    Re: another vs. different

    Thank you, both of you! Now it's perfectly clear to me)

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