Another vs Any - What's the difference?

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As determiners the difference between another and any

is that another is one more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect while any is at least one; of at least one kind one at all.

As an adverb any is

to even the slightest extent, at all.

As a pronoun any is

any thing(s) or person(s).

another

English

Alternative forms

* anoda (Jamaican English) * anotha, anotha' (AAVE- eye dialect)

Determiner

(head)
  • One more, in addition to a former number; a second or additional one, similar in likeness or in effect.
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  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • Not the same; different.
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  • *, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.}}
  • *1979 , Micheal Ende, The Neverending Story , p.53 , ISBN 0140386335
  • *:But that is another''''' story and will be told '''''another time.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}
  • Any or some; any different person, indefinitely; anyone else; someone else.
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  • Usage notes

    * As a fused head construction another'' may have a possessive ''another's'' (''plural:'' ''others'', or possessive plural ''other ). It is much used in opposition to one; as, one went one way, another another. It is also used with one, in a reciprocal sense; as, "love one another," that is, let each love the other or others. ** **: These two imparadised in one another's arms. * Sometimes, the word "whole" is inserted into another by the common process of tmesis, giving: "a whole nother." This is a colloquialism that some recommend avoiding in formal writing. The prescribed alternatives are "a whole other" or "another whole." * There may be ambiguity: "I need another chair." may mean "My chair needs to be replaced." or "I need an additional chair [and I need to keep my existing chair]."

    Derived terms

    * another county heard from * one another * tomorrow is another day *

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    English

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    Alternative forms

    * anie (obsolete)

    Adverb

    (-)
  • To even the slightest extent, at all.
  • I will not remain here any longer.
    If you get any taller, you'll start having to duck through doorways!
  • * 1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 58:
  • I wasn't any too easy in my mind.

    Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.
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  • *Bible, (w) xi. 27
  • *:No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts,
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • No matter what kind.
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  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}

    Derived terms

    * any and all * any old * any press is good press * any time * anybody * anyhow * anymore * anyone * anyplace * anyroad * anything * anytime * anyway * anywhen * anywhence * anywhere * anywhither * anywho * anywhom * in any case * just any

    See also

    * some

    Pronoun

    (head)
  • Any thing(s) or person(s).
  • Any may apply.

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