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Are "one more" and "another" interchangeable? When are they not interchangeable?

  • Please, give me one more (another) chance.
  • You can take one more (another) apple from the table.
  • There's one more (another) thing left to do.
  • If you take one more (another) step I will shoot.
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Few things in language are “always interchangeable.”

One obvious example here is when these phrases are preceded by the word “only”:

There is only one more thing left to do.

That is normal, idiomatic speech. However, this is not, and it sounds a little awkward:

There is only another thing left to do.

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  • Intriguingly, by comparison, just another thing, doesn't sound awkward to me. – Lucian Sava Apr 30 '17 at 14:27

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