What Are Their Differences?
We use a singular noun after 'another', while a singular or plural noun is used after 'any other'.
'Another' is only one term, while 'any other' is a combination of two words.
Singular or Plural Nouns?
A singular countable noun is used after 'another.'
- 'Any other':
A singular countable noun or a plural countable noun is used after 'any other,' based on what we mean or what we are referring to.
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- As a determiner
- As a Pronoun
As you know, determiners are used before nouns to modify them. 'Another', as a determiner, is used before singular countable nouns. Pronouns are used alone with no nouns following them.
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- 'Any other'
- As a phrase determiner
Since 'any other' is made of two words, we mean 'any' and 'other', it is considered a phrase and as it can be used before nouns to modify them, it acts as a determiner. As a result, it is called a phrase determiner that is used before singular or plural countable nouns.
The boss could not stand
She does not know
Based on Their Meanings
'Another' refers to one more thing or one more person of the same kind or of a different kind, while 'any other' refers to a different kind of one thing or one person or different things or people.
We will spend
She couldn't hear
- 'Another' and 'any other'
Both 'another' and 'any other' are used as determiners, both can modify nouns and they are used before nouns.
Do you have
- 'Any other'
In a comparative structure 'any other' can not be followed by a plural noun and the noun after it must be in the singular form. The general structure is:
[comparative + than + any other + singular noun.]
In this case, 'another' and 'any other' follow the same rules.
Sam was taller than the
Alex is more generous than