These two words are very often confused by English students because they are similar in meaning; however, they are used differently.

We use "more" to mean that we want extra of the same thing. 


  • Do you want more coffee?
  • Add more water if the mixture is dry.

We use "else" when we want to refer to something or someone different.


  • If there is something else you need to know, email us or ask us on Facebook.
  • John, Mike, Susan and Kate are coming to my birthday party.  Is anyone else coming ? 

In the picture below, you will find some more examples that will help you to better understand how to use these two  words.

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