SSC EXAM RULES

ELSE

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ELSE = other; different; extra

1. We use ELSE after the following words to mean other, another, different or additional:

Anyone Anywhere Everything Nobody Someone
Anybody Everyone Everywhere Nothing Somebody
Anything Everybody No one Nowhere Something
Somewhere What Where Why How
Who

i) Is there anything else with you?
ii) No seat is vacant here. Let’s go somewhere else.
iii) I had nothing else to do.
iv) What else do you need apart from new shoes?

NOTE-I: We don’t use ELSE after WHICH; e.g.

INCORRECT: Which else do you want apart from this red shirt?
CORRECT: Which other one do you want apart from this blue shirt?

2. Or Else

OR ELSE is a conjunction with a similar meaning to OR; e.g.

I’ll have to leave now, or else I’ll miss my train.

NOTE: Sometimes OR is dropped from OR ELSE, and we use only ELSE; e.g.

My brother is poor,  and I want to look as much like him as I can, else he may feel distant from me

3. Preposition with ELSE

If needed we use prepositions such as BUT, EXCEPT, and BESIDES with ELSE (not THAN); e.g.

No  one else but Reema saw the accident.

INCORRECT: I have nobody else with me to play than Kanchan.
CORRECT: I have nobody else with me to play but Kanchan.

4. Possessive Pronouns with ELSE

When a possessive pronoun is needed with ELSE, the possessive form is generally written by putting ( ‘s ) with ELSE; e. g.

INCORRECT: That must be someone’s else book.
CORRECT: O  That must be someone else’s book.         P

NOTE: We do not use WHOSE ELSE’S, instead we say WHO ELSE’S or WHOSE ELSE; e.g.

INCORRECT: Whose else’s book could it have been?
CORRECT: Who else’s book could it have been? OR Whose else book could it have been?

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