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10 Forms of “Other” in English

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In today’s lesson, we will look at 10 forms of “other” and their use in English.

  • Other/others
  • 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
  • Otherwise

Other/others


Other is a determiner which refers to the additional thing already mentioned.


Examples:
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.


Examples:
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.


Examples:
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?

Other than


Meaning: used after a negative statement to say that the thing that follows is the only exception.


Examples:
Donald never appreciated anybody’s work other than his own.
The application form cannot be submitted by anyone other than you.

10 Forms of “Other” in English

Another (one)


Meaning: one more.


Examples:
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.


Examples:
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.

Every other


Meaning: every second or alternate.


Examples:
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.


Examples:
I met an old friend the other day.
Paul bought a new car the other week.

Each other


Meaning: one another


Examples:
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.


Examples:
Sally ate three rolls, one after the other.
Caroline kept reading the names on the list, one after another.

Otherwise


Meaning: used to say that something bad will happen if you don’t do something.


Examples:
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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