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Happy new year to all of the teachers and other members. My question is regarding the following sentence excerpted from the New Year message of Mr. Roger Waters at his official Facebook page.
"We are all brothers and sisters in the family of man and we all deserve each others love and respect."
I am confused about the word "others". Should it be "other's", if not, what is the rule of exception here?
Thanks and regards.
Mr Waters doesn't seem to be very good with apostrophes- he also talks in that link of King Leopolds Ghost, which should be King Leopold's Ghost.
Well, let's face it, Mr Waters was a member of Pink Floyd who sang "We don't need no education" in "Another Brick in the Wall". Clearly, he not only didn't need one, he didn't get one.
(He also wrote "I won't bang-on about ..." - no hyphen is required there.)
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Last edited by 5jj; 11-Feb-2014 at 20:47. Reason: Inappropriate comment deleted.
In British English, there is no difference at all between each other and one another.Also, "one another's" should be used as a singular form referring to more than two people.
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Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Feb-2014 at 21:08. Reason: tiny typo
Perhaps Roger Waters is a believer in the philosophy of George Bernard Shaw regarding the apostrophe. A philosophy with which I have some sympathy.