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    thanhnhankaka is offline Newbie
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    Difference between "Each other" and "One another"

    Dear all,

    Thank you very much for your view. For a long time I thought that "each other" is used to refer to two people or things, "One another" to refer to more people or things. Recently I looked them up in OALD and was amazed at what I found:
    Each other: used as the object of a verb or preposition to show that each member of a group does sth to or for the other members
    One another: is used when you are saying that each member of a group does sth to or for the other people in the group.
    My questions are:
    1. Does it mean that these two words are interchangeable?
    2. If not, what is/are the difference(s)?
    My understanding until now, for instance, "we love each other" would denote 1 person loves another one; while "we love one another" would denote more (than 2) people sharing the love between them.

    Thank you all in advance and sorry for my long post.
    P/S: I did search the forum and found nothing useful.

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: Difference between "Each other" and "One another"

    Quote Originally Posted by thanhnhankaka View Post
    P/S: I did search the forum and found nothing useful.
    I put Each other/one another in the Google Custom Search box at the top of the page and found these previous discussions of this topic.

    Rover

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