Mistake 9: Other or another?

Many Spanish people tend to say: another days, another people… And this is a mistake.

The general rule is to use another + a singular word as in:

There’s another train at 10 o’clock.

I would like to have another ice-cream, please.

And other + plural words as in:

She told other women in the neighbourhood

He shares a house with other students.

However, be careful with expressions like:

– ‘the other’: The other boy laughed at him/ The other boys laughed at him.

– another + quantities: I’m retiring in another three years/ Five people were killed and another twenty injured.

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