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Else and compound words
1) The compound forms of some, any, no, every ... are followed by ELSE. All are singular, including 'everyone else'.
ex : No! I'm not going to do it for you... Find somebody else to help!
ex : The music is bad here... Let's go somewhere else ! (= elsewhere)
ex : Do not insist! She told us nothing else about herself, I can't answer your questions...
- => something else /anything else?
2) Similarly, Interrogatives who, what, where, (not) much, are followed by ELSE.
ex : Jim and Pete were at the meeting but who else was ?
ex : What else would you like to drink?
3) The possessive case follows ‘somebody else' : to be in someone else's shoes = to be in someone else's place.
ex : Oh dear... I've taken somebody else's umbrella...
4) OR ELSE = otherwise.
ex : Let's go now... or else, we'll miss our train!
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