Another vs. Other in English

My students recently asked me to explain the difference between Another and Other in English. I can see how the usage of these words can be confusing because they are very close in meaning, and here is my clarification on the topic:

 

Another

Is an adjective describing a singular nonspecific countable noun or pronoun. If you don’t remember what countable and uncountable nouns are, go back to the blog and review that topic first.

Meanings:

  • one more, an additional, an extra
  • a different one; an alternative one

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