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The following words are well known to non-native speakers of English and especially Thai people, but mistakes

are often made in their use.

the other others other another The problem in communication often happens when the listener doesnt know
what the speaker is referring to.

the others

EXAMPLE:
I dont think I am beautiful, but another told me I am.

In this sentence, there is no noun for another to refer to. What does the speaker mean?
I dont think I am beautiful, but another colleague told me I am.

Now we know what the speaker is referring to colleague.

EXPLANATIONS
I went to Japan with 5 friends and we all had a great time. Two of my friends bought lots of clothes but the others only bought souvenirs.
The others here refers to the remaining 3 friends from the group of 5 who didnt buy clothes but bought souvenirs instead. We can clearly understand the use of the others because the noun friends was mentioned in the sentence and there is more than one.

There are two airports in Bangkok. One is in Don Muang which is for domestic travel and the other is Suvarnabhumi.
This sentence clearly states that the speaker is talking about two things airports. After the first airport is mentioned, the speaker then uses the other to explain about the remaining airport. It isnt always necessary to repeat the noun but the other must refer to the final person or thing.

A lot of Thai people are superstitious and have strong beliefs about ghosts, spirits and ancestors while others completely reject these ideas.
Thai people, a plural noun, is introduced as the main reference in the first sentence. The use of others refers to an indefinite number of Thai people but not the remaining number of Thai people who dont believe in ghosts, spirits and ancestors.

The food in this restaurant is delicious and a lot better than other similar restaurants which are far more expensive.
The first section of the sentence talks about food and one restaurant so other is then followed by a noun restaurant to describe additional restaurants. A plural object must follow other when referring to additional things or people.

Chulalongkorn University is one of the most prestigious and well-known universities in Thailand. Another is Thammasat University located on the banks of the Chao Praya River near the Grand Palace.

Another in this short passage is referring to an additional university. The word university is not necessary in the sentence but, if used, it is not grammatically incorrect. The word another in the context of this sentence basically means one more.

FURTHER EXAMPLES
Sam and Frodo leave the members of the Fellowship to try and find a way into Mordor to destroy the One Ring. The others go looking for Merry and Pippen who were captured by orcs. Few people know that 2 statues of liberty exist. The first, and most widely known, is in New York and the other is in Paris. Fraudsters are criminals or dishonest people who trick others with the aim of getting their money or private information. London is unlike any other capital city in the world. It combines history and modernization, and it retains its Britishness yet embraces other cultures openly. It was raining heavily outside the department store, so I decided to get a cab home. I let an old lady take one cab before me, so I had to wait for 10 minutes before I was able to grab another.

SENTENCE COMPLETION
Add the correct words to complete the sentences. Ive had a lot of trouble with my phone lately, so I sent it back to dtac to get it fixed. They gave me __________ model to use temporarily. About 95% of the guests at the reception were from the grooms side while __________ 5% were from the brides. In 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. Of the 2228 people on board, 337 were in first class, 285 in second class, and 721 in third class. __________ were crew members, including the waiters, cooks and entertainers. The Sizzler restaurant in Central World is poor in terms of service, but __________ around Bangkok are very good and treat customers well. That group had only one decent song and were not as good as __________ bands.

ERROR IDENTIFICATION
Identify the mistakes in the following sentences and correct them. My sister gave her seat to another on the bus. In my university class, around 200 are from Bangkok and the others 45 come from Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan. Most books in this library are very old and outdated, so I usually go to others libraries which have more recent editions and a wider variety.

When I got married, I had 3 different dresses; one for the morning ceremony and the other for the evening and reception party. Selfish people are only concerned about themselves and not about other.

SENTENCE COMPLETION
Ive had a lot of trouble with my phone lately, so I sent it back to dtac to get it fixed. They gave me another model to use temporarily. About 95% of the guests at the reception were from the grooms side while the other 5% were from the brides. In 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. Of the 2228 people on board, 337 were in first class, 285 in second class, and 721 in third class. The others were crew members, including the waiters, cooks and entertainers. The Sizzler restaurant in Central World is poor in terms of service, but others around Bangkok are very good and treat customers well. That group had only one decent song and were not as good as other bands.

ERROR IDENTIFICATION
My sister gave her seat to another (passenger) on the bus. In my university class, around 200 are from Bangkok and the others the other 45 come from Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan. Most books in this library are very old and outdated, so I usually go to others other libraries which have more recent editions and a wider variety. When I got married, I had 3 different dresses; one for the morning ceremony and the other the others for the evening and reception party. Selfish people are only concerned about themselves and not about other others.

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