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    One was worried for the other.

    There were two friends. They were in a forest. They lost their way. They both were worried for each other. "One was worried for the other."

    Please check.

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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Although "to worry for" is used, it's much more natural to say "to worry about someone/something".

    "Both" is in the wrong place and, if you use "each other", is unnecessary.

    They were worried about each other.

    The first three sentences could (should) be shortened to "Two friends were lost in a forest".

    "One was worried about the other" is OK but it doesn't mean the same as "They were worried about each other". It means that only one of them was worried.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "One was worried about the other" is OK but it doesn't mean the same as "They were worried about each other". It means that only one of them was worried.

    If we want to say it for both (one was worried for the other) but in this way only then what we need to say "Both were worried about the 'other' or 'each other'?"

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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Reread line 3 in post 2.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Reread....
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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Reread line 3 in post 2.
    Okay, they were worried about each other.

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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay, they were worried about each other.
    What is the way to say "they were thinking of each other as dead"?

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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    They both thought the other was dead.
    They both thought the other might be dead.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    There were two friends. They were in a forest. They lost their way. They both were worried for each other. "One was worried for the other."

    Please check.
    From reading that, I thought they were together. Now I know they were not. Now it makes sense that neither knows the condition of the other. Perhaps:

    Two friends entered a forest together, and at some point they got separated. It was dark and cold, and they worried not only about themselves but about the other one.

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    Re: One was worried for the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    From reading that, I thought they were together. Now I know they were not. Now it makes sense that neither knows the condition of the other. Perhaps:

    Two friends entered a forest together, and at some point they got separated. It was dark and cold, and they worried not only about themselves but about the other one.
    Both were worried about the other one. Is it correct?
    Last edited by tufguy; 14-Dec-2016 at 07:27.

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