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PET - OTHER, ANOTHER, THE OTHER
You are given a block of text which explains the theory of this concept.
Once you have read the theory, do the exercises given below to test how well you have understood the ideas.
How to do the Exercises:
You are given a set of words.
You are also given some sentences with input boxes, and you are required to use the words to complete the sentences correctly.
You can put your chosen word into the input box by first clicking on the word and then in the input box.
The word will appear in the input box.
If it is correct, it will go green, and if not, it will go red.
The words ANOTHER, OTHER and THE OTHER are very similar and cause confusion.
ANOTHER is used with SINGULAR, nonspecific, countable nouns.
I'd like ANOTHER beer.
OTHER is used with PLURAL or UNCOUNTABLE, nonspecific nouns.
I like her but OTHER people don't.
Both OTHER and ANOTHER are used for NON SPECIFIC NOUNS, which means the speaker doesn't care which one he gets, he just wants another beer( singular) , or other music (not countable) or other clothes (plural).
For SPECIFIC NOUNS, THE OTHER is used.
I don't like this bar. THE OTHER bar (specific) was better.
It can be used for singular, plural or not countable nouns.
I want THE OTHER chair (singular), I bought THE OTHER shoes (plural), or I hate THE OTHER milk (uncountable).
Do you have (1) idea?
I have bought some (2) things for you.
I need to know the name of (3) person with you.