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  1. radiogirl
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    one, another, the other, the others

    I am not a teacher.
    Can someone help me figure out how to use these words?

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    Re: one, another, the other, the others

    Quote Originally Posted by radiogirl View Post
    I am not a teacher.
    Can someone help me figure out how to use these words?
    How do you want to use them? Give some examples.

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    Re: one, another, the other, the others

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    How do you want to use them? Give some examples.
    I am not radiogirl. For example,

    I bought another book today.
    I bought other book today.

    What is the difference between these(those) sentences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    I am not radiogirl. For example,

    I bought another book today.
    I bought other book today.

    What is the difference between these(those) sentences?
    Of the two above, it's only the first one that is correct. You can say:

    I bought some other books today. or
    I bought the other book(s) today.


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    Re: one, another, the other, the others

    Suppose now that I have bought a book X, and I would like to buy one (not the one that I have already bought, of course!) for a friend of mine. What should I say in this case?
    Last edited by dilermando; 22-Aug-2008 at 00:25. Reason: error

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    Suppose now that I have bought a book X, and I would like to buy one (not the one that I have already bought, of course!) for a friend of mine. What should I say in this case?
    If you don't want to get the same title or the same sort of book as the one you've already bought, say something like:

    I'd like to buy a different book.

    Of course you can say, I'd like to buy another book, but this might leave your interlocutor in doubt whether you want a book of the same sort and/or title, that is to say, an additional book to the one you've already bought.



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    Re: one, another, the other, the others

    hi
    (another) is used in front of singular countable nouns. it means (one more or a different one )

    when i see chat shows ot TV, i immediately turn over to another channel.

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    (other) is used in front of plural nouns when we refer to people or things in addition to those already known.

    The news is usually ok but other programmes on this channel are hopeless.

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    Re: one, another, the other, the others

    Quote Originally Posted by ali abu hassan View Post
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    (other) is used in front of plural nouns when we refer to people or things in addition to those already known.
    "other", when preceded by words like 'the', 'some', 'my', is used before singular nouns too.
    the other teacher, some other song, my other problem

    The news is usually ok but other programmes on this channel are hopeless.
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