一、 other than的含义
1. other than = except, but, apart from “除……以外” ……以外” 以外
(1) There is nobody here other than me. 这里除了我以外没有别人。
(2) Someone other than your brother should be appointed manager. 应当任命一个除了你兄弟之外的人当经理。
2. other than = besides
(3) English is now spoken in many countries other than England. 除英国外，其他许多国家都讲英语。
(4) There were three people at the meeting other than Mr Day. 除戴先生以外，还有三个人参加了会议。
3. other than = not, instead of, rather than “不、非、而不是” 而不是”
(5) I borrowed some books other than novels. 我借了几本书，都不是小说书。
4. other than = in any other way than “用除此以外别的方式” 用除此以外别的方式”
(6) You can’t get there other than by swimming. 除了游过去之外， 你没有别的方法到达那儿。
二、 other than”的结构
1. other than + 名词 代词 名词/代词
(7) The presence of elements other than iron greatly affects the physical properties of steel.
(8) You should get a little stifleness but other than that there should be no side effects.
2. other than + 形容词
(9) She can hardly be other than grateful. 她内心充满了感激之情。
(10) I could not feel other than surprised.
3. other than + 副词
(11) She performed other than perfectly. 她的表演远非尽善尽美。
(12)I could not do it other than hurriedly. 我只能匆匆忙忙地做了那件事。
4. other than + 介词短语 (13)We decided not to stop anywhere other than at his house.
(14)You can’t expect to get a pay rise other than with hard work. 只有努力工作你才能增加工资。
5. other than + 过去分词
(15)The problem is other than settled. 问题还没有解决。
(16)The struggle cannot be other than protracted. 这场斗争只能是持久的。
6. other than + 不定式
(17)He reread every page with no other purpose than to pass the time.
(18)During the winter the hibernating animal can do nothing other than lie down and sleep.
7. other than + 从句 (19)She is other than I thought. 她和我想象的不一样。
(20)I don’t wish her other than she is. 我不希望她改变现状。
(21)I can’t be other than I am. 我只能是我。
(22)The truth is quite other than what you think. 事实真相和你想的不一样。
8. other than 的其他搭配
①nothing other than “只是、仅仅” 只是、仅仅”
(23)They were given nothing other than dry bread and water for their evening meal.
②no other than 他们只得到了干面包和水作晚餐。 “正是、恰恰是” 正是、恰恰是”
(24)It was no other than my best friend, Mary. 这不是别人，正是我最好的朋友玛丽。
③ no + 名词 + other than “正是……” 正是……”
(25)It was no other person than Mr Smith. 那人正是史密斯先生。
④none other than 别的东西， “不是别人/别的东西，正是……” 不是别人 别的东西 正是……”
(26)It was none other than Tom! We thought he was in Africa. 不是别人而正是汤姆！我们还以为他在非洲呢！