others (no "the" preceding it)
"Some students in this class like math. Others like physics."
Does "others" refer to all the others in the class or some of the others in the class. In other words, is it equal to "some" or "the others"?
Oct 6, 2012 3:05 PM
Answers · 4
'Others' refers to some of the others in the class.
If I wanted to refer to all the others in the class, the sentence would be:
"The others like physics."
"The rest like physics." = The rest of the students in the class like physics.