A different group from the one mentioned [syn for others?]

Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi teachers,
I guess 'a different group from the one mentioned' is an appropriate definition for 'others' in the following sentence?
There is a CD playing, and some guests are dancing. Others are drinking or eating.
The resulting sentence including the definition will be this one, won't it?
There is a CD playing, and some guests are dancing. Others are (a different group from the one mentioned is) drinking or eating.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • JustKate

    Moderate Mod
    No, at least I don't interpret it that way. I'd say others here is short for other guests. Everybody who's there (except the hosts) is a guest, so they are all in one group. Some members of the group are dancing, while other members of the group are drinking or eating.
     
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