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other*/*/*/
[ˈʌðə]
grammar word summary: Other can be: ■ a determiner: He doesn't like other people interfering. ■ an adjective: She invited all her other friends. ■ a pronoun: He swerved from one side of the road to the other. ♦ Some systems are better than others.
1) additional used for referring to additional people or things of the type that has already been mentioned
Apart from the victim's name and age, no other details were given.[/ex]
a book aimed at teachers and others working in education[/ex]
Among other things, she enjoys reading and tennis.[/ex]
2) different used for referring to a different person or thing from the one that has already been mentioned
I wanted to go camping, but Kerry had other ideas.[/ex]
Not now. We'll talk about it some other time.[/ex]
3) second of two used for referring to the second of two people or things
I held onto the rope with my other hand.[/ex]
He sat in front of the fire rubbing one bare foot against the other.[/ex]
One of the twins was Reggie. What was the other one called?[/ex]
4) the rest of a group used for referring to the rest of the people or things in a group
Beethoven's Ninth is much longer than his other symphonies.[/ex]
We stayed until all the other guests had gone home.[/ex]
One boy fell off his chair and the others laughed.[/ex]
5) people in general used for referring to people in a general way when you are not including yourself as one of them
I don't care what others think.[/ex]
6) opposite opposite, or furthest from you
Ashley sat at the other end of the sofa.[/ex]
A car was coming in the other direction.[/ex]
I tried to attract her attention, but she was looking the other way.[/ex]
Did the boys do better than the girls or the other way round?[/ex]
the otherday/night etc — two or three days/nights etc ago[/ex]
I had a phone call from Mandy the other day.[/ex]
other than — except for someone or something[/ex]
I don't have time to read anything other than the newspaper.[/ex]
someone/something/somewhere etc or other — used when you are not saying exactly which person, thing, place etc that you mean[/ex]
He's always complaining about something or other.[/ex]
See:
another,
hand I,
none,
word I

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