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Reciprocal Pronouns (Each Other / One Another)
We normally use this two in the same way but perhaps “one another” is prefered when we make general statements and not talking about particular people.
- They sat for 2 hours without talking to each other. (one another)
- Most children often tease each other. (one another)
Both can be used with “s”
- I’m sure they will enjoy each other’s friendship soon.
- They sat for hours looking at each other’s (one another’s) eyes.
- While I was waiting ffor the doctor I read the magazines on the desk one after another / consecutively.
By + reflexive pronoun = alone, without help
- My sister lives by herself/ on her own.
- I prepared the dinner by myself.
- Did you enjoy yourself at the party? (Did you have fun?)
- Please help yourself to some food. ( Go and get whatever you want)
- How do you feel
We mostly use object pronoun after prepositions or places.
- I don’t have any money on me.
- It was cold so I put the blanket over me.
Impersonal Pronoun “One”
We can use “one” to talk about people in general or for unspecified objects.
- One can’t learn a language in six weeks.
- If one (somebody,you) wishes to make oneself thoroughly unpopular, one has merely to tell people the truth.
is knocking at the door.(not general, it is specified)
Somebody is knocking at the door.
- They speak English in this part of the country.
English in this part of the country.
- If one gets ill, one should see a doctor. (Sb. he / she / they)
- The newspapers that most men like are the ones which have photos of beautiful top models.