Forms of Other

(the) Other(s), Another, Each Other, Every Other

Subject Explanations:

Forms of Other

Subject Exercises:

Another vs Other Exercises 1
Forms of Other Exercise 2
SingularAnother bookAnother
PluralOther booksOthers
SingularThe other bookThe other
PluralThe other booksThe others


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 behavior, 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)