Other in Use



other + plural noun/ others with no plural noun = additional thing or person of the same type as one mentioned, discussed or is known about.

The labourers built the great pyramids and other monuments of Pharaonic Egypt.

Some of these methods will work. Others will not.

other + plural noun/ others with no plural noun = different to already mentioned things or people.

They will then have more money to spend on other things.

Some people prefer comfort, others can live without it.

other + uncountable noun=more of the group being mentioned.

There is other fruit besides apples in the fridge.

other + singular noun = at the end of a list of examples, to refer generally to people or things like the ones just mentioned.

in negation or pre-quantifying = a thing or person is not the one already mentioned, but a different one.

Place them in a jam jar, porcelain bowl, or other similar container.

The authorities insist that the discussions must not be linked to any other issue…

There is no other way.

It means some other option for me.

the other + plural noun / the others with no plural noun = the rest of the group, mentioned.

These apples are wormy, but the others (the other apples) on the table are good.

the other + singular noun = the last of the group being discussed or

“the remaining one of two” being discussed.

We bought five apples. We have thrown away four rotten apples. The other apple is in the fridge. Give me the other foot to try a shoe on.

the other + uncountable noun = “all the rest”

We put the apples in a bowl and stored the other fruit in the fridge.

other than = differently or different from or except.

There is no way of reaching the topother than by ladder.

it's nice to sip and savour drinks other than beer as well from time to time.

each of the others = each one of the other people

Each of the others, who were still waiting for the interview, was nervous and agitated.

one other / some other = one more additional or different

Older boarders usually have their own private bedroom or share a room with just one other pupil.

every other = each alternate in a series

I train with weights every other day.

the other day (or night, week, etc.) = a few days (or nights, weeks, etc.) ago

More examples

  1. In a corner formed by two houses, of which one advanced more than the other, she seated herself down… (Andersen)
  2. … they sat in the front pew and imagined there would be few others there. (Lane)
  3. I have never known him to behave other than selfishly.
  4. The only animals other than man that scientists can conclusively say have colour vision are monkeys and apes.
  5. Something other than years had been the cause of his ageing.(Bierce)
  6. One slipper was nowhere to be found; the other had been laid hold of by an urchin…(Andersen)
  7. There are a few small spots of rust on the car, but other than that, it looks pretty good.
  8. Five people stayed for supper, others went home.
  9. I just want to show you oneother thing that has nothing to do with anything.
  10. Among the audience that evening was none other than the President of America.
  11. I sweep the floor here every other day, but it is still dusty.
  12. These pieces of jewellery belong to my mother , the others are mine.
  13. I saw my neighbour sleeping outside the other day.
  14. You have already met Sue, but I have two other sisters.
  15. A door creaked at the other end of the corridor.
  16. There is otherwine if this is too sour.
  17. There is other butter if this smells bad.
  18. Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
  19. He stood on one leg and then on the other, and watched very closely; but nobody whispered.
  20. A balloon meant to her some other arrival from the surface of the earth.
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