I'm curious to know how native speakers of English say it this situation:
There are four corners. A person is looking for something but he's told that he is looking in the wrong corner. The idea is to say that the person ought to look elsewhere (different corner).
I was thinking of a few ways to say it:
- You ought to look in a different corner.
- You ought to look in another corner.
- You ought to look in one of the other corners.
- You ought to look in some other corner.
Maybe there is a better way?
I wouldn't want to mention opposite corners or specific corners like: corner by the window or corner by the door.
Edit: I need to tell a person to look exactly in a corner but not in the one he's looking now. Phrases like: Try looking somewhere else, Look elsewhere - are too general.
For this not to sound silly, take the example of several books. What if you're searching for something in the wrong book.