how to pronounce else


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else is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of else in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they couldn't do much else and so we we …”

meanings of else


  1. Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.


  1. Otherwise, if not.


  1. For otherwise; or else.


  1. A surname​.

else frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word else occurs in english on average 290.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics else can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that else can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to else


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