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    #1

    Each of them trying to prove...

    Context: A debate between a man and a lady.

    Each of them trying to prove he/she is better than the other.
    Either of them trying to prove they are better.
    Either tried to prove he/she is better.

    Please tell me whether the above sentences correct? Colloquially?
    Last edited by MeyaN; 26-Dec-2016 at 07:41.
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    #2

    Re: Each of them trying to prove...

    I think you need a "was" after them in (1) and (2).
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Each of them trying to prove...

    Both of them were trying to prove to the other that they were right.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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