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Grammar detail: ほか

ほか - as well as; besides; other than
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noun phrase
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ほか
means
other than ~; as well as ~; besides ~
ごぜんちゅう
午前中
みず
ほか
なに
まなかった

I didn't drink anything other than water during the morning.
ほか is commonly seen as a 'no' adjective preceding the noun it modifies, as in ほかの〜, in which case it simply means 'other ~'. In this usage the pattern is reversed, and the ほか follows the phrase it modifies.
ほか can be written with kanji as 他 (or rarely 外), but it is more common to use kana.
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Kanji used in this grammar

タ   ほか other   
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ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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ゴ    noon   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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スイ   みず water   
カ   なに    なん what?   
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イン   の to drink   
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