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Elz
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How are ‘something’ and ‘else’ functioning in this sentence?

I have something else for you.
Marek Guman
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something is an indefinite pronoun, and it is an object of the verb have. And else is an adjective in this case.
Elz
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Thanks Marek Guman. Do all the indefinite pronouns if modified by an adjective, the adjective come after indefinite pronoun or it’s only few of the indefinite pronouns?


sureshot
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Elz wrote:
Thanks Marek Guman. Do all the indefinite pronouns if modified by an adjective, the adjective come after indefinite pronoun or it’s only few of the indefinite pronouns?



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"Else" is an adverb. It is used after words beginning with 'some-', 'every-', 'any-', and 'no-', and after question words. Please look up Oxford Dictionary or Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English to know more.
Marek Guman
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Yes, sorry, else is an adverb in this sentence.

Free dictionary: adj. 1. Other; different: Ask somebody else.

And without specification of a word class:

1. used with 'someone', 'somewhere', and 'anything'
You use else after words such as someone, somewhere, or anything to refer to another person, place, or thing, without saying which one.

She had borrowed someone else's hat.
Let's go somewhere else.
I had nothing else to do.


But there is a more specific definition in Oxford dictionary:

ADVERB
1 [with indefinite pronoun or adverb] In addition; besides.

There is not a single example of else with something though, I don't know why.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/else
sureshot
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:46:02 AM
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Marek Guman wrote:
Yes, sorry, else is an adverb in this sentence.


There is not a single example of else with something though, I don't know why.


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Here are some examples:

1. Reference: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

- There's something else I'd like to talk about as well.

2. Ref: British National Corpus (BYU-BNC)(It contains 1936 examples!)

- Oh no,you've got something else to tell us.
- Now next year something else might happen and somebody may be forced to go to court, if they can ...
- Just a minute Rose, I think there's something else here.
- And there's something else you should bear in mind as well.
- We'll have to try something else. I think our problem is that we're too closely identified with beer,...
- The words may carry our meaning, but the receiver may be expecting something else from them and interprets accordingly.
Marek Guman
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:54:11 AM

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I meant there is no example on the Oxford dictionary website I gave a link to, not generally.

Thanks, I didn't know about BNC, 1900 examples are sure a lot! :)
Elz
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Thanks Sureshot and Marek Guman.
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