Else means ‘other’ or ‘more’ after:
Somebody, someone, something, somewhere; anybody/one/thing/where; everybody/one/thing/where; nobody/one/thing/where; who, what, why, when, where, how; whatever, whenever etc; little; much
|E.g. - Would you like 'anything else'?|
- I'm sorry. I mistook you for 'somebody else'.
- 'Where else' did you go besides Madrid?
- 'What else' have you got to do?
- 'Whatever else' he may be, he's not a mathematician.
- We know when Shakespeare was born and when he died, but we don't know
'much else' about his life.
|In a formal style, else is sometimes used after 'all'.|
E.g. - When 'all else' fails, read the instructions.
|2. other form|
Else has a possessive form 'else’s'.
E.g. - You are wearing somebody 'else’s' coat.
There is no plural structure with else.
E.g. - I didn't see 'any other' people. (NOT...any else people.)
|4. other words|
|a. or else|
Or else means 'otherwise', 'if not'.
E.g. - Let's go, 'or else' we'll miss the train.
Or else is sometimes used with no continuation, as a threat.
E.g. - You'd better stop hitting my little brother, 'or else!'
This is a formal word for somewhere else.
E.g. - If you are not satisfied with my hospitality, go 'elsewhere'.
|NOTE: Else comes immediately after the word it modifies.|
E.g. - What else would you like? (NOT What would you like else?)
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