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Lesson 11.4

Else

Else
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Else” can be used as either an adverb or an adjective to refer to something additional. “Else” is always found after the word it modifies.

Grammatical Rules

1. We can use “else” after indefinite pronouns to refer to people or things in addition to those already mentioned.

Examples:

 I can’t help you, you will have to ask someone else.
 Would you like anything else to drink?

2. When used after interrogative pronouns, “else” means “more”.

Examples:

 Apart from the game, what else did you do this weekend?
 Where else have you been in Europe?

3. “Else” has a possessive form: “else’s

Example:

 That’s not my bag. It must be someone else’s.

4. When used with the conjunction “or”, “else” can indicate either a threat or can mean “if not” or “otherwise”.

Examples:

 Do your homework or else you can’t go out this weekend.
 Hurry or else you will be late!

5. The compound word “elsewhere” refers to a place other than the one mentioned.

Example:

 If you want good service, I suggest you go elsewhere.
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