"Other" and "another" Could you explain a difference between "another" and "other"? For which cases the each word is more appropriate?
Aug 11, 2014 3:09 PM
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As already mentioned, "another" is the union of two words "an" and "other". So, you have to use "another" when you refer to singular nouns, and you have to use "other" when you refer to plural nouns. I need another book. I need other books. She wants another chair. She wants other chairs. Also, since "a" (or "an") is an indefinite article, you cannot use "another" if there is a definite article before the word. I want another cat. I want the other cat. NEVER "I want the another cat". The same applies with possessive pronouns. She saw another dog. She saw my other dog. I hope this helps.
August 11, 2014
"Another" is basically the combination of the words "an" and "other." If the item that you're speaking about is singular and indefinite, use "another." Can I have another piece of pizza? (This would mean that there is not a specific piece that you're talking about, but just any piece out of what's left.) If there are 2 pieces left, and one person takes 1 of them, someone else might say, "I'll have the other one, please." We use "the other" because it is a definite noun (1 certain piece of pizza). Hope this helps! Please let me know if you need further explanation.
August 11, 2014
Another - Я хочу другую машину / еще одну машину I want another car Other - Та машина лучше. The other car is better. Another - Еще одно пиво Another beer ! ! ! Other - Кроме него, никто не пришел Other than him, no one came
August 11, 2014
Another "is related to another in the middle of the other for example.: $ - A $$$$$$$ - The bold is "another" Another explanation: "another" is closely linked to our common "(one) another" and the singular. example: I'll do it another time (I'll do that another time) There's not another train until five (There is another train until five) "Other" is more related to plural nouns. example: Do you have other plans?
August 11, 2014
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