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    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    #1

    another or the other

    Jerry and another boy are playing in the yard.
    Jerry and the other boy are playing in the yard.
    Which one is correct?
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: another or the other

    Both:
    Jerry and another boy are playing in the yard. = a second, unidentified boy
    Jerry and the other boy are playing in the yard. = speaker and listener know the identity of this boy

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