# else

else is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 else

## Contents

### Pronunciation

• IPA: /ɛls/; sometimes /ɛlts/
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## Preposition

 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

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

### Related words

1. You use ${\displaystyle x}$ or else ${\displaystyle y}$ to say that if ${\displaystyle x}$ doesn't happen or isn't true, ${\displaystyle y}$ would happen or would be true.