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    among x between; each other x themselves

    There were 4 senators in the meeting. They couldn't agree
    - among themselves
    - among each other
    - with each other

    There were 2 senators. They couldn't agree
    - between themselves
    - between each other
    - with each other

    Which sentences are right?
    Can "each other" always be replaced by "one another", even in other cases?
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    Re: among x between; each other x themselves

    First, which do you think should be used?

    "with each other" could be replaced with "with one another".

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    Re: among x between; each other x themselves

    I just wouldn't use "themselves" in either case. I think "each other" and "one another" mean the same in both cases, but I can't think of a situation in which they aren't interchangeable.

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    Re: among x between; each other x themselves

    I would use "among themselves" for #1 as there are more than two people involved.

    #2 "with each other" as there are only two people involved.

    "each other" implies only two individuals, so "among" is incorrect.
    "between themselves" is a collocation but I would not use it in this sentence.

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