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Come early, or else you won't get anything to eat.
Put your coat on, or else yo'll catch cold.
Here, else acts as a kind of intensifier.
What does `a kind of intensifier' mean in this sentence?
Could anyone explain it, please?
The word "ever" acts here as a sort/type/kind of intensifier/special emphasising word. = The word "ever" acts here as an intensifier/a special emphasising word. (Just in case this were the question...)
The word 'else' is really unnecessary (though it is often used in spoken English) and is a poor 'intensifier'. A better example of an intensifier would be 'the A380 is an even bigger plane than the Boeing 747' (even being the intensifier).
To me else acts just as a kind of otherwise here...