- arvina2 weeks ago
|HyaSky2 weeks ago|
Just think of "another" as "an other."
Another reason to go to school/An other reason to go to school...
I want another coffee!/I want an other coffee!
You should only write "another," but you can think of "an other" to make it easier.
Basically, 'another' is just 'other' with an indefinite article (a/an) in front of it.
If you said "I want the other coffee!" that means there is a specific coffee you want. You don't just want AN other coffee: You want THE other coffee.
"I want to go to another school!" - It can be any school.
"I want to go to the other school!" - It is a specific school.
"Would you like another coffee?" - If a server asks you this, they want to know if you want MORE of the SAME coffee.
Now imagine there are only two types of coffee: Coffee A and B. They are both on the table. You drink some of Coffee A. When you finish, the person next to you asks, "Would you like the other coffee?" - this means they are asking if you want Coffee B, because you already drank A, so it's not "the other."
arvina2 weeks agothank you so much darling
|exRanger2 weeks ago|
But wait -- there's more:
- "another" implies something else that is indefinite;
- "other", usually preceded by the definite article "the", often implies something else that is "definite", i.e., a known entity or other sundry phenomenon.
* note that in the case of the word "another", the indefinite article "a" is even built into the word.
arvina2 weeks agoplease Give me an example
|svyatoslaw2 weeks ago|
We use "another", when we are talking about the next, but not last, thing in a row.
But we use "the other" when we say about the last thing in a row.
E.g. there are three people at the bus stop.
The first is a man, another is a woman and the other is a kid.
arvina2 weeks agowhat interesting thanks