Another vs. Other

These two words are a little bit similar in meaning, but with a little effort, you will get the differences.

What Are Their Main Differences?

'Another' is only used before singular nouns, but 'other' is used before singular uncountable and plural countable nouns.


Singular or plural Nouns?

  • 'Another':

is followed by a singular noun.

He was angry all the time and it made me nervous. That is another reason which made me leave him.

  • 'Other':

is followed by a plural noun or a singular uncountable noun.

I will sneak out of the school while other students are getting on the bus.

Grammatical Functions

  • 'Another':

can be a pronoun and determiner.

  • 'Other':

can be a pronoun, determiner or adjective.

  • 'Another' as a determiner

This week I will watch another marvel movie. → determiner

  • 'Other' as a determiner

Besides my best friend Suzy, I have other beloved friends. →determiner

  • 'Another' as a pronoun has no plural form.

One of the differences between Paul and Carla is that he is too sensible, another is that he is generous, while Carla is not. → determiner

  • 'Other' as a pronoun can be plural, if it refers to more than one.

If I quit studying, others would make fun of me. → pronoun


  • 'Other' and 'another':

are similar in their meanings. They both are used to refer to an alternative or additional thing.


We can use a singular countable noun after 'other', but we must have another determiner before it.

Our other option is to stay at home and watch the notebook.

  • linkedin
  • linkedin
  • facebook
  • facebook
  • email

You might also like

Much vs. a Lot

Much and a lot are used interchangeably in spoken English, but in fact, there is a delicate difference.

Much vs. Most

These words are different, and they are used in different situations. 'Most' is more than 'much'.

Much vs. Very

In fact, 'much' and 'very' are the same in their meanings.

Another vs. Any Other

Another and any other are the same, and there is a delicate difference between another and any other. Let us get to know them better.

Another vs. Another One

Actually, there is no difference in the meaning but there is something important for you to know.

Another vs. One More

These two words are the same. Therefore, there is no confusion made by them.