Assuming a male speaker is referring to an ex-partner, which of the following is more correct?
- She left me for another woman
- She left me for a woman
The phrase She left me for another man has always made sense to me because the omission of another would suggest that she did not have a man before she left (a subtle self-deprecation on the part of the speaker). Similarly, a female speaker would say He left me for another woman.
Should the rules change when the new partner is of the same gender?