Common Mistakes : Another

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Another

pronoun

.BAD: Rio has another important sights such as the famous football stadium

.GOOD: Rio has other important sights such as the famous football stadium

another + singular: ‘another child

other + plural: ‘other children

.BAD: He gave the class another homework

.GOOD: He gave the class some more homework

‘.another + singular countable noun: ‘We need another chair

‘some more + uncountable noun: ‘We need (some) more furniture

.BAD: I hate horror films. Let’s watch another

.GOOD: I hate horror films. Let’s watch something else

.BAD: If Henry is busy, get another man to help you

.GOOD: If Henry is busy, get someone else to help you

?BAD: Can’t you use another’s computer

?GOOD: Can’t you use someone else’s computer

When you mean ‘a different person/thing/place’, use someone else, something else, somewhere else : I got fed up with the job and decided to do something else

.BAD: There is also another point that is worth mentioning

.GOOD: There is another point that is worth mentioning

.BAD: Also another way to lose weight is to eat less

.GOOD: Another way to lose weight is to eat less

‘.another (NOT also another): ‘Another problem, of course, is finding a job

BAD: Families fall into two categories. One is the composite family; another is the nuclear family

GOOD: Families fall into two categories. One is the composite family; the other is the nuclear family

When you are talking about two people or things, use the other (NOT another ): One of the twins is called Youki and the other is called Azusa

.BAD: Without a car, it takes a long time to get from a place to another

.GOOD: Without a car, it takes a long time to get from one place to another

from one … to another (NOT from a/an … to another ): The job involves travelling from one country to another

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