each other, one another

 A few arbiters of usage continue to insist on each other for two things and one another for more than two. There is no harm in observing such a distinction, but also little to be gained from it, and, as Fowler long ago noted, the practice has no basis in historical usage. The possessive form is each other’s, not each others’.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • each other - one another — You use each other or one another when you are talking about actions or feelings that involve two or more people together in an identical way. For example, if Simon likes Louise and Louise likes Simon, you say that Simon and Louise like each… …   Useful english dictionary

  • each other, one another — In standard speech, each other is used when two persons are involved; one another is preferred when three or more persons are concerned: The man and his wife spoke to each other excitedly. The six motorcyclists were arguing with one another.… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • each other / one another —    Use each other when only two objects are involved: The twins love each other.    Use one another in referring to more than two objects: The triplets all love one another …   Confused words

  • each other, one another —    A few arbiters of usage continue to insist on each other for two things and one another for more than two. There is no harm in observing such a distinction, but little to be gained from it, and, as Fowler long ago noted, the practice has no… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • each\ other — • each other • one another pron Each one the other; one the other. That man and his wife love each other. Bill and Mary gave one another Christmas presents last year. All the children at the party were looking at one another trying to recognize… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • one\ another — • each other • one another pron Each one the other; one the other. That man and his wife love each other. Bill and Mary gave one another Christmas presents last year. All the children at the party were looking at one another trying to recognize… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • one another — See each other, one another …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • each other — each the other; one another (used as a compound reciprocal pronoun): to strike at each other; to hold each other s hands; to love each other. [bef. 1000; ME; OE. See EACH, OTHER] Usage. Although some insist that EACH OTHER be used only in… …   Universalium

  • each other — each oth′er pron. use each the other; one another (used as a compound reciprocal pronoun): to love each other; to hold each other s hands; to talk to each other[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1000 usage: Usage guides advise that each other be used only… …   From formal English to slang

  • one another — each other. → one …   English new terms dictionary

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