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Each other or one another?

When deciding between using each other or one another in your writing, consider the number of people involved in the statement.

  • Don and Mary congratulated each other after convocation.
  • Jim, Ann, and Peter celebrated with one another after receiving their degrees.

If you're referring to two people, use each other. If your statement describes three or more people, use one another.

Theresa Bell
Writing centre coordinator 

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