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    Reciprocal pronouns

    1. The two brothers help each other.
    2. The three brothers help one another.

    Is it correct to use "each other" in sentence 2?


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    Last edited by Winwin2011; 04-Oct-2013 at 08:39.

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    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

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    Yes, it is.

    If your title had been each other/one another it would have led to these similar threads.

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    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

    1. Is the following sentence natural?

    A & B are good friends. They like talking to each other on the phone.

    2. Lisa and May hate each other's husbands.
    Is it correct to use 'their' instead of 'each other's ' in the above sentence?

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    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks Rover

    I was editing my post when you replied my post.

    Lisa and May hate each other's husbands.

    Is it correct to use 'their' instead of 'each other's ' in the above sentence?
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 04-Oct-2013 at 10:40.

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    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

    Lisa and May hate each other's husbands. - Lisa hates May's husband and May hates Lisa's husband.

    Lisa and May hate their husbands. - Each woman hates her own husband.
    Last edited by Tdol; 04-Oct-2013 at 15:06. Reason: typo

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    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Lisa and May hate each other's husbands. - Lisa hate's May's husband and May hate's Lisa's husband.

    Lisa and May hate their husbands. - Each woman hates her own husband.
    What is the purpose of the apostrophe that comes between the word hate and s, please?


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    Re: Reciprocal pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
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    What is the purpose of the apostrophe that comes between the word hate and s, please?

    It was a typo, now corrected. Sorry.

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