It is currently 14 Dec 2017, 06:57

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Wharton R1 | Stanford R1 | Tuck R1 | Ross R1 | Haas R1

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

This pie is fantastic! Can I have __________________ piece?

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 350

Kudos [?]: 615 [0], given: 2

This pie is fantastic! Can I have __________________ piece? [#permalink]

Show Tags

07 Jun 2012, 12:57
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

2. This pie is fantastic! Can I have __________________ piece?
3. These pants don’t fit well. Let me try ____________________ ones.

The above questions are from gmat grammar book-exercise 4(using other, another)

so far what i learned from this exercise is

ANOTHER, OTHERS - It is used to non specific group.
THE OTHER-It is used for a specific group

can any body tell me how to recognise whether specific sentence refers to specific group or non specific group

[Reveal] Spoiler:
another, other

Kudos [?]: 615 [0], given: 2

Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Jan 2012
Posts: 304

Kudos [?]: 229 [0], given: 38

Weight: 170lbs
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
GMAT 2: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Analyst (Other)
Re: other/another [#permalink]

Show Tags

07 Jun 2012, 17:23
Well, I'll take a crack at it for you.

1. This pie is fantastic! Can I have __________________ piece?

This sentence implies that there is a pie consisting of multiple pieces. The hungry pie monster would like an additional piece of the pie, however the specific piece of the pie is irrelevant to his or her pie consumption desires. Therefore, he or she would like another piece [of the pie].

2. These pants don’t fit well. Let me try ____________________ ones.

This sentence implies that someone is trying on pants. We don't actually know how many pairs of pants that he or she is testing. However, this sentence implies that for this person, there are basically two groups of pants: those that don't fit well, and all other pants (interesting logic: there could be pants that fit kind of well, that fit really well, etc, but this sentence implies binomial groups). So, the person would like to try pants from the other group.

Kudos [?]: 229 [0], given: 38

Re: other/another   [#permalink] 07 Jun 2012, 17:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

This pie is fantastic! Can I have __________________ piece?

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.