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    About give and each other....

    I did an exercise on Essential Grammar in Use about reflexive pronouns and each other.

    Now I'd like to ask you, if this are sentence both correct?

    They gave a present to each other - They gave each other a present

    On the textbook I've found like answer only the second, but is it the first correct too?

    Thank to everyone will help me.

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    Re: About give and each other....

    Quote Originally Posted by salvio78 View Post
    I did an exercise on Essential Grammar in Use about reflexive pronouns and each other.

    Now I'd like to ask you, if this are sentence both correct?

    They gave a present to each other - They gave each other a present

    On the textbook I've found like answer only the second, but is it the first correct too?

    Thank to everyone will help me.

    bye
    The first is ... tolerable [that is, not very natural-sounding]. In either, a plural would be better (if the nature of the present is not specified - They gave each other presents but They gave each other a present of a toy elephant.

    b

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