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    ANOTHER and OTHER

    Hello.

    Which is the difference between OTHER and ANOTHER?

    Thanks.

    Jesus.


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    #2

    Re: ANOTHER and OTHER

    "another" can only be used with a singular noun - another person, another woman, another group, another house, etc.

    "other" can be used with plural nouns - other people, other women, other groups, other houses, etc.

    "another" is like a/an - a car/another car (we don't know exactly which car)

    "other" is often used with the definite article + singular or plural noun - the other car (we do know which car)/the other houses (we do know which houses)

    Hope that helps

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    #3

    Smile Re: ANOTHER and OTHER

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    "another" can only be used with a singular noun - another person, another woman, another group, another house, etc.
    There are situations when another can be used with a plural noun:

    Grandpa gave me another ten pounds yesterday. (here, another means ten pounds more or extra ten pounds)

    It absolutely alright to say that another can only be used with a singular noun since we treat ten pounds not as single units but as a whole (= an (extra) sum of money); here are some other examples:

    We'll have to walk another two miles to get to the nearest gas station. (two miles = length, an (extra) two-miles' walk)

    I'm going to stay in Germany for another three days. (three days = a period of time, an (extra) three-days' time)
    Last edited by engee30; 07-Mar-2008 at 01:00. Reason: two apostrophes put in the wrong places

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