fbpx
  • Another, Other or Others? Video with Exercise

    Another, other and others are three words that are often confused in English. This is because their meaning is very similar. All of them mean “additional,” but they are used differently.

    The video below gives a very good explanation of the difference. After the video, try the exercise.


    Fill in the gaps with other, others or another, and an article if necessary.

    1. I don’t like this whiskey, I want ______ one, with the blue label.

    2. These chocolates are great! Can you pass me _____ one?

    3. This wine is good, but I think _____ is much better.

    4. Bartender! ______ beer please!

    5. These movies don’t look interesting. Do you have any _____?

    • RAMAFA

      What are the correct answers ?
      1 – the other
      2- another
      3- the other
      4- another
      5- other

      • Paul

        Almost! You’ve got all of them except one. Can anyone see which one is in correct and give the correct answer? If not, I’ll give the correct answer at the end of the day. 

        Paul

      • LOIEnglish

        Ok, so the incorrect answer was… #5. It should be “others,” because in this case, the word “any” tells us that the answer will be plural. 

    • what are the correct answers ?
      Another
      Other
      Another
      Other
      others
      can you hel me?

      • LOIEnglish

        1. I don’t like this whiskey, I want THE OTHER one, with the blue label. (this is specific, you know the specific type of whiskey that you want, so you must use THE)
        2. These chocolates are great! Can you pass me ANOTHER one? (In this case you just want 1 more)
        3. This wine is good, but I think THE OTHER is much better. (This is similar to number 1. You like a specific wine more.)
        4. Bartender! ANOTHER beer please! (You want 1 more beer.)
        5. These movies don’t look interesting. Do you have any OTHERS? (You want not just 1 more movie option but you want a different group or collection of movie options)

    • Lenka

      1.the other 2.another 3. the other 4.another 5.others

      • LOIEnglish

        Lenka…Very good!