10 Forms of “Other” in English
In today’s lesson, we will look at 10 forms of “other” and their use in English.
- The other/the others
- The other one/ones
- Other than
- Another (one)
- Every other
- The other day/week/month…
- Each other
- One after the other/another
Other is a determiner which refers to the additional thing already mentioned.
Besides this, there are many other ways to use this device.
Some of these books are about history and others are about art.
The other/the others
Meaning: the rest.
One apple is red and the other is green.
Five students passed the test, all the others failed.
The other one/the other ones
Meaning: refers to a particular alternative.
This shirt is too small. Can I try the other one?
I don’t like this flavour of ice cream. May I have the other one, please?
Meaning: used after a negative statement to say that the thing that follows is the only exception.
Donald never appreciated anybody’s work other than his own.
The application form cannot be submitted by anyone other than you.
Meaning: one more.
This cake is delicious. Can I have another piece, please? (Can I have another one)
If you buy one, you get another (one) free. Isn’t that amazing?
You can use “another” with expressions of time, money and distance.
It’ll take us another hour to reach London.
We’ll need another week to finish the project.
It’s just another mile before we arrived home.
Meaning: every second or alternate.
Take this medicine every other day. (not every day but every second day)
Peter usually visited his parents every other weekend. (every second weekend)
The other day/week/month…
Meaning: a few days/weeks/months… ago.
I met an old friend the other day.
Paul bought a new car the other week.
Meaning: one another
Peter and Pamela used to live next door to each other. That’s how they met.
Have you heard? They stopped talking to each other!
One after the other/another
Meaning: consecutively, one following the other.
Sally ate three rolls, one after the other.
Caroline kept reading the names on the list, one after another.
Meaning: used to say that something bad will happen if you don’t do something.
You have to leave now. Otherwise, you’ll miss the train.
Make a shopping list; otherwise, you’ll forget to buy half of the things.
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