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else

adverb     /els/
A2 used after words beginning with any-, every-, no-, and some-, or after how, what, where, who, why but not which, to mean other, another, different, extra: Everybody else has (= all the other people have) agreed except for you. If it doesn't work, try something else (= something different). Let's go before they ask us to visit anyone else (= another person). It's not my bag. It must be someone else's (= it must belong to another person). The book isn't here. Where else (= in what other place) should I look? He came to see you. Why else (= for what other reason) would he come? After I'd thanked them I didn't know what else (= what other things) to say.Different and differenceAlso, extra, and in addition Grammar:ElseSee moreGrammar:Else with someone, anybody, nobody, etc.We use else after words beginning with any-, every-, no- and some-, to mean ‘other’, ‘another’, ‘different’ or ‘additional’.See moreGrammar:Else with who, what, where, etc.We use else after how, what, where, who and why to mean ‘other’, ‘another’, ‘different’ or ‘additional’:See moreGrammar:Else: orelseWe use or else to say what the result will be if something does not happen:See more
(Definition of else adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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