Each Other

'Each other' is a reciprocal pronoun. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

The Pronoun "Each Other" in the English Grammar

Each other is a reciprocal pronoun. It is used to show that each person in a group of two or more people does something to the others. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.

'Each other' as a Reciprocal Pronoun

Use

Each other is a reciprocal pronoun by which we show two or more people are involved in an action, and these people give or do the same thing to each other, and both sides are involved in a relationship. For example:

Kylie and Steve hate each other.

This sentence shows that 'Kylie hates Steve and Steve hates Kylie.'

I don't think they know each other.

The Possessive Form of 'Each other'

Sometimes we can use each other to show possession or connections by adding 's' to it and putting a noun after it. Such as:

I wonder why they disapprove each other’s behavior.

They comment on each other’s works to fix possible errors.

Position in a Sentence

Each other as a reciprocal pronoun replaces the object. Look:

Kylie and Steve hate each other.

'Each other' replaces the object.

Each... the Other

The pattern each... the other is commonly used in English. Have a look:

Each student blamed the other for the incident.

This sentence can be 'The students blamed each other.'

Each driver blamed the other.

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