Someone vs. Someone Else in English Grammar

What Is Their Difference?

What is the difference in meaning when we add the adverb 'else' to the indefinite pronoun 'someone'? To find out the difference between the two, read this part!

Someone vs. Someone Else

Consider these two sentences:

Call someone and ask for help .

Call someone else and ask for help .

'Someone' is the more formal synonym of 'somebody'. It refers to a person who is not known or mentioned by name.

'Else' is an adverb that adds a sense of exclusion and it means 'other than the persons mentioned or involved'.

It could be someone from homeroom or it could be someone else .

'Someone else' is someone apart from those mentioned or implied.

Bottom line, we can conclude that:
someone → any person
someone else → another person

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