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Another - Other - The Other - Confusing Words



Another – is used with singular nonspecific countable nouns; a/an are not need

  • I do not like that book. Do you have another book?
  • I do not want to look for another problem. I have enough problems.
  • I do not like my car. I want to buy another car.

Other – is used with plural nouns or uncountable nonspecific nouns

  • I do not like those books. Do you have other books?
  • Do you have other kinds of cakes? I do not like yellow cake.
  • I do not want to look for any other problems. I have enough problems.

The Other – is used with specific singular nouns, plural nouns countable nouns and uncountable nouns

  • I do not like these books. I want the other book that is in your room.
  • I do not like that yellow cake. Can I have the other cake on the shelf.
  • We want to go to the other food store, that is up the street.

Ad & Add

Advice & Advise

A Few & A Little

As & Because

Accept & Except

Affect & Effect

Across & Along

Alike & Like

AFew - ALittle - Few - Little

Alot & A lot

As & When

All & Very

All & Whole

Aloud & Allowed

Always & All Ways

Above & Over

Am & PM

Asure & Sure

Another - Other - The Other

Ate & Eight

Afraid - Frighten - Scared

Alike & Similar