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    What is the correct answer ?

    In my trial exam, there are two questions which are somewhat odd. I'm not really satisfied with the answer key.

    1. The two of them never stop quarreling with__________

    A. one another
    B. other each
    C. the other
    D. another

    The correct answer provided for this question is "one another". However, "one another" is only used with more than two people. If there is only two people, you have to use "each other". I don't think "one another" is suitable for this particular question.


    2. That town______________in an amazing way.

    A. changes
    B. has been changed
    C. is changing
    D. were changed

    My teacher said C was correct but I believe B to be also correct. What do you guys think ?

    Thanks in advance .

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    Re: What is the correct answer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomos View Post
    In my trial exam, there are two questions which are somewhat odd. I'm not really satisfied with the answer key.

    1. The two of them never stop quarreling with__________

    A. one another
    B. other each
    C. the other
    D. another

    The correct answer provided for this question is "one another". However, "one another" is only used with more than two people. If there is only two people, you have to use "each other". I don't think "one another" is suitable for this particular question.




    2. That town______________in an amazing way.

    A. changes
    B. has been changed
    C. is changing
    D. were changed

    My teacher said C was correct but I believe B to be also correct. What do you guys think ?

    Thanks in advance .
    Hi,
    "one another" is perfectly correct for question 1. Why do you think that this can only be used for more than two people?

    For question 2., c., would be my preference, but I would say that b. is also possible.

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    Re: What is the correct answer ?

    "one another" is perfectly correct for question 1. Why do you think that this can only be used for more than two people?
    Because I have found many sources that say so.

    Grammar Mistakes : EACH OTHER or ONE ANOTHER : How do I use EACH OTHER or ONE ANOTHER in a sentence?

    Grammar, Usage, and Style Guide: SparkNotes Ultimate Style: Each other vs. One Another

    each other/one another

    Or maybe this is out-of-date grammar ?

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    Re: What is the correct answer ?

    I have an impression that many native speakers do not bother with this distinction...
    Why not have a look at this:
    Language Corner: Each Other/One Another

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