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Else meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Else’ is explained in easy English with examples, along with its synonyms and antonyms.

Else’ pronunciation= els

Else meaning in English

We use ‘else’ to mean other, another, something different, or also something extra.

1. In addition to something that is already mentioned or implied.

▪ Anything else you need help with?

▪ Who else in your family?

▪ What else did you expect?

▪ Who else do you want to invite to the birthday party?

2. Different; instead.

▪ Ask someone else to do it.

▪ Ask somebody else to help you.

✅ We normally used ‘Else’ after nothing, nobody, something, anything, someone, everyone, nowhere, etc.

a. Nothing else

▪ I want nothing else just you.

▪ Nothing else but pleasure is intrinsically good.

b. Nobody else

▪ Nobody else is responsible for your happiness.

▪ Nobody else is good as you.

▪ Nobody else is stronger than I am.

c. Something else

▪ Something else about you.

▪ You are really something else.

▪ Do something else.

d. Anything else

▪ Anything else I can help you with?

▪ Do you need anything else?

e. Someone else

▪ Someone else is still using this pc.

▪ Someone else is working right now please try again later.

f. Everyone else

▪ Everyone else was taken so this is me.

▪ Everyone else in the room can see it.

g. Nowhere else

▪ Nowhere else to go.

▪ I got nowhere else to go.

h. Everybody else

▪ Everybody else has brought their book.

▪ Everybody else is doing it. So why can’t we?

✅ We can use ‘Else’ with the following question words.

a. what else?

▪ What else are we here for?

▪ What else can I do?

b. who else?

▪ Who else in your family?

▪ Who else is coming?

c. how else?

▪ How else you can celebrate?

▪ How else may I assist you?

d. when else?

▪ When else are you free?

▪ When else is the navy called upon?

e. where else?

▪ Where else have you applied?

▪ Where else can I watch mismatched?

▪ Where else would I be?

f. why else?

▪ Why else are we here?

▪ Why else would a pregnancy test be positive?


The word ‘Else’ can be an ‘adverb’.

Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Else’ are as follows.


▪ Who else saw the body?

▪ Have you seen anyone else on these stairs?

▪ If you think of anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

▪ Is there anything else, sir?

▪ There is something else?

▪ My whereabouts are nobody else’s business.

▪ Does anyone else know about these titles?

▪ What else can you tell us, Mr. Purcell

▪ The rest of us chased them down queen street until they took refuge behind a copper.

▪ Well, if he had more money, someone else has less, and maybe that someone was unhappy about it.

▪ I’m sorry, you’re mistaking me for someone else.

▪ Find out who else was in central prison at the same time as Mr. Hopkins.

▪ Is someone else here, sir?

▪ She was depressed hysterically so. I didn’t know what else to do.

▪ Does anyone else operate this elevator?

▪ I believe someone else shot barker and place the gun in his hand.

▪ I cannot be sentenced for a crime somebody else committed.

▪ Do you have anything else you’d like to tell me, Mr. Rodriguez?

▪ Unfortunately, no one else saw him.

▪ Your money would be best spent elsewhere.

▪ Who else would have done it?

▪ It doesn’t matter how I feel now. She’s with somebody else.

▪ Anything else you can tell me?


The synonyms of the word ‘Else’ are as follows.

Else (adverb)
in addition


The antonyms of the word ‘Else’ are as follows.



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