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What is the difference between "each other" and "one another" in sentences?
Oct 25, 2016 9:43 PM
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Hi Ac! "Each other" and "one another" are basically identical in modern English. "One another" can sometimes be used for more than two things, for example, "The puppies all woke up and played with one another." But this difference is a bit old-fashioned, and these days "each other" is fine to use in that sentence as well. I hope that helps! Matt
October 25, 2016
This is what the British Council says: "We use the reciprocal pronouns each other and one another when two or more people do the same thing. Traditionally, each other refers to two people and one another refers to more than two people, but this distinction is disappearing in modern English." Or in other words - don't worry about it. Native speakers don't.
October 25, 2016
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English, Persian (Farsi)
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