English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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I have some doubt.
Some girl or the other has eaten the eggs.
Please correct it and explain the use of " other".
"Other " is a pronoun or adjective.
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Correct is 'some girl or other...'
'Other' belongs to a group of words (including 'some, many, much') that have functional affinities with both adjectives and pronouns, and are therefore often termed 'pronominal adjectives'.