Reading an English textbook and learning stuff, they mention that that "other" is used only with plural or uncountable nouns. But what about this?

There is no other way..no other option. Car ends up on its side, No other car involved!

Especially the last one, how could I say that without the "other" word?

  • Perhaps the book meant nouns that can have a plural form. Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 11:04
  • But a "car" can be plural..ALso a lot of sites I found says the same. I do not get it.
    – John V
    Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 11:09
  • There are no other ways, no other options, no other cars involved are perfectly fine... Not sure what they mean
    – mplungjan
    Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 12:01
  • Yes but sentences I posted are with singular and I believe they are correct. According to the textbook, they are not. But the sentence with the car is taken from the newspaper so I hope it is right.
    – John V
    Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 12:09
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    There is no other way. / There is one other way. / There is some other way. / There is another way. are all fine. There is other wine. / There is other butter. are also fine, using relevant mass nouns. There are other ways. uses a plural noun, and is again fine. *There is other way / *There is other dog. are not grammatical, as they use singular count nouns in non-negative and non-pre-quantified (contrast 'one other way') structures. Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 23:38

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The term Other means

Being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included.

Therefore, usage of it in your sentence is perfectly correct :)

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