I'm afraid I've had a sudden lapse of memory and have forgotten what category these kinds of words belong to. These words are used to expand upon another point within the same category.

For example:

  • One factor
  • An additional factor
  • Another factor
  • An alternative factor

Collins labels all non-pronoun usages of another as being in the determiner class, but keeps additional and alternative within the adjective class. The AHDEL keeps all three within the traditional adjective class.

Using the Wikipedia distinction:

A determiner is a noun-modifier that expresses the reference of a noun or noun-phrase in the context, rather than attributes expressed by adjectives.

one would suppose that all three (plus numerals and other quantifiers) would be better regarded as determiners.

  • The reason that another is a determiner and the others are not is because it has the article built right into it, whereas with additional and alternative you can still add a prefix article or number, like “an alternative” or “the three additional”. You cannot do that with another: neither an nor the may precede it. – tchrist Sep 24 '12 at 20:36
  • "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "The Another World" redirects here. For the 1991 game, see Another World (video game). "Ni no Kuni Ni no Kuni (二の国?, lit. Second Country, also called The Another World) is a role-playing video game, co-developed by Japanese developer Level-5 and the first videogame made by anime company Studio Ghibli,[1] for the Nintendo DS and later PlayStation 3." – user21497 Sep 25 '12 at 4:39
  • "Arjuna: Into the Another World "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Arjuna: Into the Another World is a soundtrack album for the anime Earth Girl Arjuna by Yoko Kanno." – user21497 Sep 25 '12 at 4:40
  • I Wish An Another Day // link "I wish an another day, to be with you again / "I wanna call your name, I pray everyday / "I wish an another day, so please can't you stay / "To love me everyday, because I want you // "I wish an another day.... // "I wish an another day with you, my darlin' / "I wish an another day with you, my loverboy / "I wish an another day with you, my darlin' / "I wish an another day with you, my loverboy // "I wish an another day, to give our love one real picture..." – user21497 Sep 25 '12 at 4:47
  • "You are here: Home / Reviews / #Beauty Box Five Another #Pitch List Review!" link It's amazing what one may and may not do with English, isn't it? I guess these folks didn't get the memo that they mayn't put an, the, or a number (five) in front of another. – user21497 Sep 25 '12 at 4:57

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