else - definition and synonyms


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Else can be used in the following ways:
after a pronoun such as ‘something’, ‘nothing’, ‘anyone’, or ‘everyone’: He married someone else.Is there anything else you wanted?
after the adverbs ‘somewhere’, ‘anywhere’, ‘everywhere’, and ‘nowhere’: You’ll have to sit somewhere else.
after a word such as ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘how’, or ‘whatever’: Who else was with you?Where else did you go?
after ‘much’ and ‘little’: I have little else to offer.
  1. used for showing that you are referring to other things, people, places etc, apart from the particular ones that you mention or know about

    You mustn’t tell anyone else – it’s a secret between you and me.

    Before we do anything else, we must sit down and make a list.

    There isn’t much else to tell you.

    What else have you been doing wrong, Kelly?

    The police had already interviewed everyone else.

    This could only happen in the United States – nowhere else in the world!


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