Reciprocal pronouns in English
There are the following reciprocal pronouns in English:
- each other
- one another
Example: Your brother hates his sister and she hates him. We can say that they hate one another.
We help each other a lot.
She and her husband understand each other.
They send each other text messages from time to time.
There are two reciprocal pronouns: each other, one another.
The reciprocal pronouns are also used in the genitive case:
The friends borrowed each other's books.
They lost each other's notes.
If we join two sentences of the type:
Tom married Barbara. and Barbara married Tom.
Tom and Barbara married each other.
each other is usually used when two antecedents are involved.
one another usually occurs with more than two antecedents:
Tom and Mary cheated each other at cards.
The four friends cheated one another at cards.
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