another

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another
meaning ‘one more’
Another thing or person means one more thing or person of the same kind. Another is usually followed by a singular countable noun.
Could I have another cup of coffee?
He opened another shop last month.
You can use another with ‘few’ or a number in front of a plural countable noun.
This will take another few minutes.
The woman lived for another ten days.
Be careful
Don't use ‘another’ immediately in front of a plural countable noun or an uncountable noun. Don't say, for example, ‘Another men came into the room’. You say ‘More men came into the room’.
We ought to have more police officers.
We need more information.
meaning ‘different’
Another thing or person also means a different thing or person from the one you have been talking about.
It all happened in another country.
He mentioned the work of another colleague.
Be careful
Don't use ‘another’ in front of a plural countable noun or an uncountable noun. Don't say, for example, ‘They arrange things better in another countries’. You say ‘They arrange things better in other countries’.
Other people had the same idea.
We bought toys, paints, books and other equipment.
used as a pronoun
Another is sometimes a pronoun.
I saw one girl whispering to another.
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