All the (other) people in the room...

99bottles

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I looked around. All the (other) passengers were girls my age.

Is other needed? It has occurred to me that without it, it might sound as if the speaker was not a passenger. Then again, with it, it sounds as if there were more passengers than the ones the speaker is referring to.

Am I thinking too much? Does anybody want to help me?
 

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It has occurred to me that without it, it might sound as if the speaker was not a passenger.
It might indeed. Keep it.

Then again, with it, it sounds as if there were more passengers than the ones the speaker is referring to.
Only if you have already mentioned certain passengers.
 
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