Why in this sentence "Other" is used?

"I find this shop very expensive. Next time I'll try other shop."

And in this other, another is used

"I'm not happy with this product. Next time I'll buy another brand."

Is possible use other or another in both sentences?

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    you can try other shops, or another shop, or the other shop. But not other shop.
    – Jim
    Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 4:49

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This is wrong:

I'll try other shop.

Correct possible sentences are:

I'll try another shop. (Any other shop.)

I'll try the other shop. (When there is specifically one alternative.)

I'll try other shops. (When there are multiple alternatives to choose from.)

  • You should explain what the differences between "other" and "another" are, since that seems to be OP's question.
    – Laurel
    Commented Nov 14, 2018 at 19:56

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