Another vs. One More

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

"Another" vs. "One More" in the English Grammar

What Are Their Main Differences?

'Another' and 'one more' both show one additional option added to the information mentioned before. So, to be clear 'another' and 'one more' can be used interchangeably.


How They Can Be Different in Their Meaning

  1. 'Another'

Sometimes in some examples, 'another' refers to one more option of a different type of thing.

I need another color to make the house different.

I have to get to know another group of students. This one is getting boring.

  • 'One more'

Mostly, 'one more' refers to an additional option of the same kind.

He asked for one more shot of tequila.

They tried to throw the balls into the baskets one more time.


  • 'One more' and 'another':

both can be used as a determiner or as a pronoun. As pronouns, they are used without any nouns immediately after them. But as determiners, they are used before singular nouns.

Foxes killed hundreds of hens during last month, now I see another is dead. → pronoun

I will give you another reason why I hate him. → determiner

Foxes killed hundreds of hens during last month, now I see one more is dead. → pronoun

I will give you one more reason why I hate him. → determiner


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