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When to use 其他 and when to use 其它?

I guess 其他 would be for people (其他的老师) and 其它 would be for things and animals (其它的地方, 其它的商店, 其它的动物).

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    其他 can be used for both people and things/animals, while 其它 is only used for things/animals. In addition, 其它 is less common than 其他, even when they are used for things/animals.

    中文的 第三人稱代名詞 本來用 他
    並無 他 (男性) 她 (女性) 它 (無生物) 之分
    後來西方語言中 "性" 的觀念引進
    才出現分化
    甚至有 牠 (生物) 祂 (神格) 之分

    其他 :
    固有詞彙 此外,別的 之意
    不論人或 事 或 物
    一概採用 "其他" 描述 並無錯誤
    文明小史˙第二十一回:「趕快把房子造好,其他一切事務,都請木兄費心便了。」

    其他的老師
    其他的地方
    其他的商店
    其他的動物 均可
    無需刻意採用 其它

    you are right.

    your guess is correct

    there is NO difference between them.
    however normally, we use 其他

    ATTENTION: I guess 其他 would be for people (其他的老师) and 其它 would be for things and animals (其它的地方, 其它的商店, 其它的动物).
    this is WRONG

    I repeat, both of them are exactly the same.

    so, just use 其他.

    try to search "其他 其它" in www.baidu.com or google, u will get what I am talking about.

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