Another

'Other' or 'another'? You may have confused the two as they are very similar. In this lesson, we will learn all about 'another' and its functions.

'Another' seems to be mixed with 'other' in many cases. The difference is that 'another' is always used with singular nouns or replaces a singular noun. That is the reason why we are going to learn its functions in the English language.

Functions of 'Another'

1. 'Another' as a Determiner

Use

*Another' as a determiner is used before a countable noun to modify it and add a meaning of 'one more in addition', 'different from the first or another one', and 'similar or equal to something or someone.' Look:

  • 'Another' as a determiner has a similar meaning to 'one more in addition.'

I want another bottle.

I want one more bottle in addition.

Another problem is that you never think positively.

  • 'Another' as a determiner means 'some other, different from the first or other one.'

I will tell you what happened at another occasion.

That dress is another thing.

  • 'Another' as a determiner is used before the name of a well-known person, place, or event to show that you think someone or something is just like that person, place, or event.

This crowded city is known as another Los Angeles.

Do you think you are another Oscar Wilde?

Position in a Sentence

'Another' as a determiner is used before the noun it describes and modifies. No matter if this is a countable, uncountable, or a proper noun. For example:

Do you think you are another Oscar Wilde?

I want another bottle.

2. 'Another' as a Pronoun

Use

'Another' as a pronoun replaces a noun it refers to and in this case, it has two meanings.

  • 'Another' as a pronoun can be used to refer to a noun and have a similar meaning to 'one more of the same kind, another one.'

I want another.

'I want another bottle.' is the referent in which 'another' replaces 'the bottle.'

I have two letters and I need another.

  • 'Another' as a pronoun means 'some other, different from the first or other one.'

I will go from this party to another.

Talking about it is one problem, but doing it is another.

I will succeed at one time or another.

Position in a Sentence

'Another' as a pronoun replaces the noun it refers to, so it can be the subject, the object, the subject complement, etc. of the sentence. For example:

I will succeed at one time or another.

object

I have two letters and I need another.

Two actions were taken but I think another can be taken too.

subject

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