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”An other” or ”another”?

2018-02-02 07:27 #0 by: Emo

When should I write an other and when should I write another?

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2018-02-02 09:18 #1 by: Niklas

In that case it is “another”. I’d say you almost never use “an other”.

“Angle” (vinkel) is spelled like this. Otherwise it’s “ängel”.

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2018-02-02 09:26 #2 by: Niklas

#0: Is it okay if I change the headline of your post to:

“An other or another?”

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2018-02-02 09:40 #3 by: Niklas

I guess the way to know how to write it is like in Swedish. If you say “an other”, write “an other”. If you say “another” write “another”. Write it as you’d say it.

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2018-02-02 09:52 #4 by: Emo

Niklas, please make any corrections you want to (help me).

It is a problem here, that I didn't had at Pixelgasm. Here I can't make some of the corrections I want. Sad

Maybe it had been better with: "a different angle"

Should I have written "Here I can't make some of the corrections I want to." ?

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2018-02-02 10:22 #5 by: Niklas

#4: I can make you a moderator here. Then you can make any changes you want.

”A different angle” would work.

”To” is not needed in that sentence. What you wrote is like “här kan jag inte göra en del av de korrigeringar jag vill”. If you added ”to” in the end it would be ”här kan jag inte göra en del av de korrigeringar jag vill göra”.

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2018-02-02 13:32 #6 by: Evelina

Hey Emo, 

It is more appropriate to use another when referring to an additional noun. 

For example: 

Would you like another cup of coffee?

It is more appropriate to use an other when talking about a different noun. 

For example:

I looked at Leo and we shrugged at one an other.

Nowadays, another is used in both examples much more frequently. I looked at the Corpus (which I'll make a definition post later for). An other is used 170 times in Contemporary American English. Another is used 35478 times. 

#4 As Niklas said "to" is not needed. However, it is perfectly fine and also correct to say. 

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2018-02-02 13:48 #7 by: Niklas

#6: So in the example in #0 it would be right to write an other?

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2018-02-02 14:00 #8 by: Evelina

In the sentence: "The white rabbit from a different angle."

It would be more correct to write: "The white rabbit from another angle", as opposed to: "The white rabbit from an other angle". 

The reason being that Emo wants to display the white rabbit from an additional angle, or an alternative angle, or a different angle. 

Angle is the constant noun which is being determined in the sentence. "Another" and "An other" are called "determiners" in English. 

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2018-02-02 14:20 #9 by: Emo

Interesting. I like it here.

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2018-02-02 16:17 #10 by: Niklas

Ah!

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2018-02-02 17:59 #11 by: Emo

I believed that another corresponded to "ännu en" in Swedish and

an other corresponded to "en annan (annorlunda)" in Swedish
Maybe I was wrong. 

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2018-02-04 05:16 #12 by: Emo

#6 You wrote "An other is used 170 times in Contemporary American English. Another is used 35478 times."

Do you think it had been another result if the datas had been from 1950?

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