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When exactly do we use "the others"? #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:45 am   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #74 "Other/another/others/the others", question 4

There are several holidays in Brazil. One is Independence Day and ......... are Children's Day and Teacher's Day.

(a) some others
(b) another
(c) the others
(d) the other

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #74 "Other/another/others/the others", answer 4

There are several holidays in Brazil. One is Independence Day and some others are Children's Day and Teacher's Day.

Correct answer: (a) some others

Your answer was: incorrect
There are several holidays in Brazil. One is Independence Day and the others are Children's Day and Teacher's Day.
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when exactly do we use "the others".

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The others #2 (permalink) Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:07 pm   The others
 

Hi Abhishek,

We use the others when we are talking about all the remaining ones in the group or list we have mentioned at the beginning. We could say: Charlie wrote 24 novels. I have read 13 of them but I don't want to read the others (the remaining ones = 11)

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When exactly do we use "the others"? #3 (permalink) Mon Apr 27, 2009 15:41 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

some other ????
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #4 (permalink) Mon Apr 27, 2009 16:07 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Hi ML, no it has to be THE others as we are talking about the remaining known holidays in that year.
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #5 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 16:22 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Is it wright?-Is she HAVING tea?
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #6 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 16:55 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Can we say- to whash the floor?If no tell me please a wright word expression
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #7 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 16:58 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Is it right: Is she having tea?

Yes, that sentence is grammatically correct.In Britain, 'tea' is a meal served in the early evening.
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #8 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 17:14 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

But should we say - She has tea. She has a rest.
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #9 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 17:23 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

One more thing. Is it a Britain variant? Do you have a sister?i was taught that we use the auxiliary verb do only if have is a part of some word expression, such as, to have tea, for example.
Sorry if I've made a great number of punctuation. I am rather bad at it)
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #10 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 18:02 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Tymchuksvet wrote:
But should we say - She has tea. She has a rest.
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Are you having dinner?
Is she having breakfast?
We are having lunch now.
etc
are variants on:
Are you eating dinner?
Is she eating breakfast?
We are eating lunch now.
etc
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #11 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 18:06 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Tymchuksvet wrote:
Can we say- to whash the floor?If no tell me please a wright word expression

Can we say 'to wash the floor'? If not, please tell me the right expression.

Yes, we can say someone is washing/washes the floor.
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #12 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 18:08 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Tymchuksvet wrote:
One more thing. Is it a Britain variant? Do you have a sister?i was taught that we use the auxiliary verb do only if have is a part of some word expression, such as, to have tea, for example.
Sorry if I've made a great number of punctuation. I am rather bad at it)

Is it a British variant?

Do you have a sister? is correct in both American and British English.

Do you have a sister?
Do you have a brother?
Do you have any money?
Do you have an apple?
Do you have the time?
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #13 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2011 20:25 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Much obliged to you!)Everything is clear to me. So it means that my grammar book is not good. Did I understand correctly? we cannot say - Have you a sister?
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #14 (permalink) Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:46 am   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

If you are talking about the past tense we can say 'Did you have a sister?'
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When exactly do we use "the others"? #15 (permalink) Sun Apr 03, 2011 17:47 pm   When exactly do we use "the others"?
 

Sorry, but what about talking about the present tense, should we say 'Do you have a sister?' or 'Have you a sister?'
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