else

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else is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
else

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɛls/; sometimes /ɛlts/
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Preposition[change]

Preposition
else

  1. You use else to show that something is not the same one as another thing.
    OK, he's cute, but what else has he got?
    I don't think this one fits me. Do you have anything else in the same colour?
    I've told you most of it. There's not much else I can think of.

Usage[change]

  • Else is used only after words beginning with some-, every-, any-, and no-, after question words, and after much, little, and all.

Synonyms[change]

Related words[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
else

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. You use x or else y to say that if x doesn't happen or isn't true, y would happen or would be true.
    They don't want to be here or else they would have come.
  2. You use or else to say that if something doesn't happen, it will be bad.
    You'd better clean your room, or else.