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Unread May 15th, 2009, 07:50 am
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Default other vs different

Hello,

Which one is correct in this context?

Last year I was responsible for organizing meetings with clients.
  • This year my responsibilities are different OR other.
  • I have different OR other responsibilities this year.
I think that "different" should be used in the first sentence. And also it seems that both are possible in the second one.

Could you please help me?
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Unread May 15th, 2009, 10:32 am
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Default Re: other vs different

Your assumptions seem right to me.
- This year my responsibilities are different.
- I have different/other responsibilities this year. (both are OK)

The first example:
*This year my responsibilities are other.
is semmantically wrong and interesting. It seems 'other' as an adjective requires a noun to follow. I'll have to run a few examples around for a bit to give you a better answer, but the actual example of when that sentence would be acceptable is hard to explain.
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Thank you, mesmark. I do appreciate you help.
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