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Forms of Other




Forms of Other: Other, another, the other, every other...

Exercise - Other vs Another vs The Other vs Every Other vs Each Other


AdjectivePronouns
SingularAnother bookAnother
PluralOther booksOthers
SingularThe other bookThe other
PluralThe other booksThe others


Another


It means "a different one" when used on adjective, it’s followed by a singular noun but with the expressions such as “time, distance, money” it can also be used with plural nouns.

- Can I have another knife, this one is blunt.
- This knife is blunt, can I have another?
- I need another two minutes to finish the test.
- I need another 10 dollars.


Other (adjective) / Others (pronoun)


It means “different ones”

- There were other people in my room.
- Some people believe that the former president will win the election, whereas others disagree.
- In some myths, the flood comes as a punishment from the gods as a punishment for men’s bad behaviour, in others there is no explanation given.


The other / The others (the rest)


- There are 3 books on my desk, two of these are mine, the other is yours.
- Some of the teachers in our school have gone to the school trip, the others stayed at the school.
- This documentary is so boring. Can I turn over to another channel?


Every other + singular noun


- You should take these pills every other day.
(take it one day, do not take it the next day, take it again the following day)

- Write every other line when I dictate. (skip one line every time)