[Grammar] some other/another

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What's the difference?

1) We went from one house to some other. (they had certain houses to visit?)
2) We went from one house to another. (the didn't have certain houses to visit?)
 

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What's the difference?

1) We went from one house to some other. (they had certain houses to visit?)
2) We went from one house to another. (the didn't have certain houses to visit?)

1 - This is simply not a natural thing to say.
2 - You visited a series of houses. Trick-or-treating, singing Christmas carols, or perhaps simply one long summer of house parties.
 

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'He found some other house' is not a good example for a dictionary to give.

'He found another house' is much more natural.

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If a dictionary gives a bad example no wonder that I gave it:)
But is there any sense in this sentense? Is it nonsense?
 

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It makes sense, but it is not natural.

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Could you, please, help me see the difference between these two if the first one makes sense?

1) We went from one house to some other.
2) We went from one house to another.
 

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Could you, please, help me see the difference between these two if the first one makes sense?

1) We went from one house to some other.
2) We went from one house to another.

Why? As you have been told #1 is not natural, we wouldn't use it, so it doesn't really matter what it means.
 

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Why? As you have been told #1 is not natural, we wouldn't use it, so it doesn't really matter what it means.
Why not? As long as it means something as I have been told it makes some sense, I want to know what it means. What stops you from helping me with that?
 
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Why not? As long as it means something as I have been told it makes some sense, I want to know what it means. What stops you from helping me with that?
Most of us here try to help people produce and understand natural English. I, for one, prefer not to spend the little time I have for this forum on less natural constructions.
 

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Most of us here try to help people produce and understand natural English. I, for one, prefer not to spend the little time I have for this forum on less natural constructions.
I think you are right but explaining this sentence and explaining that this sentence shouldn't be explained takes almost the same amount of time.
 

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The only natural use of "some house" or "some other house" or anything similar is when it's used in a casual way to mean "a different house but I can't really be bothered to tell you which one". For example, here is a rather convoluted invented dialogue which includes the phrase:

- What did you do on Saturday evening?
- I went to a party.
- Where?
- At Dave's house.
- Was it good?
- Not really. At about 11pm, we ditched it and went to a different party.
- Where was that?
- Can't remember.
- Come on, please try. I want to know where the other party was.
- Really, I don't know. It was just at some other house! Now stop hassling me about it.

I can't think of even a convoluted way of incorporating "some other" in the same way (ie without a noun after it).
 
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