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Another 和 the other 該怎麼用?
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中文說「另外的」、「其他的」,語意好像都一樣,但英文因為有數量搭配的考量,所以要選擇不同的數量形容詞或代名詞:

(1) 二擇一:one ... the other
You have two choices: one is to stay in the current job and work harder; the other is to quit and find another job!

(2) 之外的「另一個」: one... another, some... another.
We have solved several problems, but there is another issue we need to face.

(3) 其他一些:some... others 或 other + 複數名詞
The students in the front rows raised their hands, but the other students remained silent.
Some students raised their hands, but (the) others didn’t. 

→ 加 the 是強調「可知的」;不加 the 則是單純與 some 的語意對應。

answered Apr 17 by admin (19,380 points)
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