AEE 428: Other, Another, Others- How to Keep It Straight

other, another, others in English

Do you get confused about how to use “other,” “another,” and “others” in English?

Our listener Naomi wrote in and asked us how to use these three words.

Great question!

Another:

We use this to talk about one more. We use it with a singular noun.

  • “I want another plate of food”
  • “I’ll have another beer”
  • “Let’s take another question”

 

Other:

We use this with a plural noun.

  • “There are other people here.”
  • “I want to see other people”
  • “Are there any other options?”

 

Others:

This takes the place of the noun that comes after “other.”

Instead of saying , “other people” you can just say “the others.”

 

 

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