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Some place great emphasis on mechanical guarding. Others stress safe work practices by observing rules or regulations. _____ others depend on an emotional appeal to the worker. But, there are certain basic ideas that must be used in every program if maximum results are to be obtained.

the options for the blank is A. Some; B. Many; C. Even; D.Still

the correct answer is D.still.

Can you guys explain why choose "still" instead of "some" ? Thanks in advance!

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  • You've one "others" already,the other others are "still other others". Catch the point? Nov 4, 2017 at 10:09
  • @SovereignSun sorry, i didn't quite catch that. i kind of understand that "still" is right here, but could you tell me why "some" is wrong ?
    – user60382
    Nov 4, 2017 at 13:36
  • "Some others" is possible, but that will leave us with the rest who are "still others". Nov 4, 2017 at 13:42
  • How about still: "10. even; yet used as an intensifier with a comparative form, etc. cold yesterday, but still colder today"
    – user3169
    Nov 4, 2017 at 19:45

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"Still" here is not a conjunction but an adjective modifying "others." It's demonstrating that there is yet a third set of people who focus on yet another thing. (You can substitute "still" for "yet" in my sentence.)

You didn't ask, but there should be no comma after the "But." ;-)

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