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other
‘the other’
When you are talking about two people or things and have already referred to one of them, you refer to the second one as the other or the other one.
They had two little daughters, one a baby, the other a girl of twelve.
He blew out one of the candles and moved the other one.
‘the others’
When you are talking about several people or things and have already referred to one or more of them, you usually refer to the remaining ones as the others.
Jack and the others paid no attention.
First, concentrate only on the important tasks, then move on to the others.
‘others’
When you have been talking about some people or things of a particular type, you refer to more people or things of this type as others.
Some players are better than others in these weather conditions.
The couple had one biological child and adopted three others.
Be careful
Don't use ‘the’ with others in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, ‘Some players are better than the others’.
‘another’
When you have been talking about people or things of a particular type, you can refer to one more person or thing of this type as another or another one.
I saw one girl whispering to another.
There was something wrong with the car he had hired and he had to hire another one.
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used in front of nouns
The other, other, and another can be used in a similar way in front of countable nouns.
The other girls followed, thinking there may be some news for them too.
The roof was covered with straw and other materials.
He opened another shop last month.
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