Is there anything else?
Would you like anything else?
An example of else is running into someone other than who you were expecting to see; someone else.
An example of else is asking what more can be added at the end of something said; what else.
Study, else you will fail.
An example of else is blowing up a balloon with a different gas; what else can I use?
Where else can I go?
I always do it this way and I don't know how else it could be done. Where else do you want to go besides Miami?
Ask somebody else.
- Used to indicate an alternative:We need to eat the leftovers or else buy more food.
- Used to indicate negative consequences that will result if an action is not followed:We need to pay the bill, or else the electricity will be shut off.
- Used after a command or demand to make a threat:Be there on time, or else!.
- otherwise; if notStudy, or else you will fail.
- or face undesirable consequencesObey the law, or else!.
Origin of else
- Middle English elles from Old English al-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old English elles (“other, otherwise, different”), from Proto-Germanic *aljas (“of another, of something else”), genitive of *aljaz (“other”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elios, *al- (“other”, pronoun). Cognate with Old Frisian elles (“other”), Old High German elles, ellies (“other”), Danish eller (“or”), Danish ellers (“otherwise”), Swedish eljes, eljest (“or else, otherwise”), Norwegian elles (“else, otherwise”), Gothic (aljis, “other”), Latin alius (“other, another”), Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos), αἶλος (ailos) (Arcadocypriot), (Modern Greek αλλιώς (alliós, “otherwise, else”)).