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any other or another? -Birthday is just any other day for me -Birthday is just another day for me Hi,guys. I'd like to know if those phrases are interchangeable in the sentences above.Thanks.
Oct 31, 2016 1:43 AM
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"Birthday is just another day for me." expresses what you have in mind. In some contexts "another" can mean a new start (Tomorrow is another day), but "just another" never has that meaning. "Birthday is just any other day for me." doesn't sound very natural to me. You could say "Birthday is just like any other day for me.", to make it better.
October 31, 2016
In this context, you would say "My birthday is just another day for me." This means that it is an ordinary day and not a special day. "Any day" would be used differently in a number of different ways. If you said, for example, "Today is not just any day, it is my birthday," that would mean that your birthday was special. However, you could say also, "Today is not just another day . . . ." But you would not generally say "it is just any day." So, no, they are not interchangeable.
October 31, 2016
I would rather say 'Birthday is just a common day to me'. Another day implies a new start in English, it's not suitable assuming you want to convey the Chinese meaning of a simple day, no big deal.
October 31, 2016
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