Many English learners confuse other and another, but the difference is quite obvious when you think about it. Don´t make the same mistake and learn the difference today.
This will explain how other is used and compare it to the alternatives.
Other is plural. It is a determiner, pronoun, an adjective or an adverb. We use it to refer to a different option available.
Other as a determiner:
We usually use it before plural nouns, for instance:
I like this city, but other people prefer larger cities.
I would prefer other subjects to Art.
We also use other with uncountable nouns, like:
This music is upbeat whereas other music can be depressing.
We use other after words such as my/your/his/her/their/our:
I have left my wallet in my other backpack.
Other/others as a pronoun:
My parents don’t get along, in fact, they do not even speak to each other.
I am going to move from one school in my city to the other.
The use of others:
I do not like these boots, I prefer the others.
Have you got any others?
This will explain how we use another and how it is different to other.
Another is singular:
The reason for this is simple, another carries an indefinite article another so we will need to use it with singular countable nouns and is used instead of an + other.
Another as a determiner:
I would like another sandwich, please.
have another class to give today.
Can I have another pint of beer?
We can, however, use the other with singular nouns, for instance:
I would like the other t-shirt instead of this one.
Another can sometimes replace a noun and in this context another is used as a pronoun:
If you don’t like this drink, would you like another?
I am quitting my job and looking for another.