Cesar Cruz Aguilar
What's the difference between another, other and the others? Thanks in advance!
Jul 27, 2014 5:30 AM
Answers · 4
May I please have another drink...? (You are having one more drink.) May I please have the other drink...? (You want a different drink.)
July 27, 2014
'Another' is made of the words 'an' and 'other', so it means 'one other' and is used to talk about a single other thing. 'Another' is non-specific, so it can mean 'any other.' 'Other' has two main uses: 1. It is used before a plural noun to describe groups. "(The) other teams are ready to play." 2. It is used with 'the' to refer to a specific singe other thing. "This apple is really sweet. The other one was sour." 'The others' is a collective term that refers to an entire group. "Out of all the people I invited, only one came to my birthday party. I guess the others aren't really my friends." Here's an example of the difference between 'another' and 'other': 1. This cake is delicious. Can I have another slice? -This means that any slice of the cake will be okay. 2. This cake is delicious. Can I have the other slice? -This means that there is only one slice left. 3. This cake is delicious. Are there other slices left? This cake is delicious. Is there another slice left? -This shows the difference in singular and plural usage. My students have a lot of trouble with these words. Remember two key things: NEVER say, 'the another'. 'Others' and 'the others' are both collective nouns, so don't use them with nouns. X - The others teams are ready to go. O - The other teams are ready to go. O - The others are ready to go.
July 27, 2014
"Another" is just "an other" written as one word. If you know how to use articles, you should be able to figure out when to use which.
July 27, 2014
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