'Other' in Task 1 Writing
Bakso was chosen by 60% of students, Martabak by 20%, Siomay by 15%, and only 5% chose Other.
The problem here is that other is rarely used as a noun. Generally it is used as a noun modifier: other people, other things, etc.
In the pie chart below, what is the noun that is being modified by 'other'?
Well, all of the items in the chart belong to a class, or group, and the name of that group is usually given as a label on the chart. In any case we know that Bakso, Martabak, and Siomay are all different kinds of Asian fast food, so we can write:
Bakso was chosen by 60% of students, Martabak by 20%, Siomay by 15%, and only 5% chose other kinds of Asian fast food.
is used as a noun in sociology
to identify and possibly explain 'something different from us', either as individuals or as a society. In these contexts there is a related concept: otherness