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04 / 04 / 2005

OTHER vs. ANOTHER: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend. Today we're going to look at two words which often cause confusion: Other and Another OTHER It means: additional; it is used for referring to additional things or people. We use it with a plural noun or after a possessive word plus a singular or plural noun. Example 1: I don't like other people telling me what to do. Remember --> people is the plural form of person. Example 2: Nobody wanted to watch the other film, so we decided to go out to dinner instead. Example 3: She has sold all of her other houses, except for the one near the beach. ANOTHER It means: additional; it is used for referring to ONE additional thing or person. We use it with a singular noun. Example 4: Would you like another glass of wine? Example 5: If it's another salesperson calling, I'm going to hang up the phone immediately. So, the main difference is that another is only used with singular nouns! If you have any questions about these words, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!