Reciprocal Pronouns


Reciprocal Pronouns are used when two or more subjects are mutually affected.

For Example:

I don't talk to my friend and he doesn't talk to me either.

In this case, we use one of the two reciprocal pronouns

Each other
One another
My friend and I don't talk to each other. (one another)
We don't talk to each other.

They sat for 2 hours without talking to each other. (one another)

Most children often tease one another. (each another)

My wife and I love each other. (one another)

Why do couples always blame each other (one another) for everything?

They hadn't seen each other(one another)for a long time.

Parents should count on each other (one another).

Brothers should back up each other (one another).

They kissed each other (one another).

Each Other vs One Another


We normally use these two interchangeably but some would argue that when there are more than 2 people involved, "one another" is preferred.

James and Jane love each other. (bidirectional)
James, Jane and John love one another. (Each of these people love the other 2)

However, the followings are also correct.

James and Jane love one another is also correct.
James, Jane and John love each other.


Both can take apostrophe + possessive "'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.

See Other Pronouns

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