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elseadverb

uk   /els/ us   /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.

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elseadverb [not gradable]

us   /els/
(after words beginning with any-, every-, no-, and some-, or after how, what, where, who, and why, but not which) other, another, different, additional: If it doesn’t work, try something else (= something different/another way or thing). Let’s go before anyone else (= another/an additional person) arrives. The book isn’t here – where else (= In what other place) should I look?
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