限定詞 other 和 another 指的是剩餘或其他的事。兩者都是放在名詞前，the other 則不混為一談，因為它的用法稍有不同。
|The other||任何可以用定冠詞 「the」的名詞|
other 可以放在 some、any、no 等限定詞後。
- Do you have other shoes?
- There are other jobs you could try.
- Is there any other bread?
- I have some other sugar we could use.
- We have no other ideas.
當 other 前面是限定詞，而且後面接的是可數名詞複數形，當語境已經很清楚名詞為何物，則可直接省略不提。在這種情況下，other 會成為複數形 others。這種情形也會發生 other 單獨和可數名詞連用的時候，只是較不常見。
- Do you have any others?
- I know some others who might like to come.
- There are no others in this box.
- I know others like vanilla, but I prefer chocolate.
- She doesn't have to wear that dress. She has others.
another 與可數名詞單數形連用。至於不可數名詞，another 通常會接單數的測量詞。
- Have another cookie.
- Would you like another cup of tea?
- He has another brother.
- I don't have another car.
- I'll come by another time.
使用 the other
當 the other 修飾的是可數名詞複數形時，而且語境已經很清楚名詞為何物，則可直接省略。在這種情況下，other 會成為複數形。
- Where is the other box of cereal?
- I work on the weekend and go to school on the other days of the week.
- May I use the other honey for my recipe?
- I enjoyed the first book but I didn't read the other books in the series.
- Have you seen the others?
- Jim ate two cookies. I ate the others.