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  1. DET: DET sing-n Another thing or person means an additional thing or person of the same type as one that already exists.


    • Another is also a pronoun. The demand generated by one factory required the construction of another... MPs have one free trip to Brussels and another to Strasbourg, headquarters of the EC, each year.
  2. DET: DET sing-n You use another when you want to emphasize that an additional thing or person is different to one that already exists.


    • Another is also a pronoun. He said one thing when he came here, and he's gone back to Washington and done quite another... He didn't really believe that any human being could read another's mind.
  3. DET: DET sing-n You use another at the beginning of a statement to link it to a previous statement.

  4. DET: DET amount You use another before a word referring to a distance, length of time, or other amount, to indicate an additional amount.

  5. DET: DET n-proper You use another in front of the name of a well-known person, place, or event to indicate that you think someone or something is just like that person, place, or event.

  6. PRON-RECIP: v PRON, prep PRON You use one another to indicate that each member of a group does something to or for the other members.

  7. PHRASE: PHR after v If you talk about one thing after another, you are referring to a series of repeated or continuous events.

  8. PHRASE: usu n PHR You use or another in expressions such as one kind or another when you do not want to be precise about which of several alternatives or possibilities you are referring to.

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ənʌ̱ðə(r)DET: DET Another thing or person means an additional thing or person of the same type as one that already exists.Examples

Divers this morning found the body of another American sailor drowned during yesterday's ferry disaster...
We're going to have another baby.

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pronoun, singular, 3rd person, personal
Common caseanother
Possessive caseanother's