One another is a reciprocal pronoun. It is used to show that each person in a group of two or more does something to the others. In this lesson, we will discuss when and how to use it.
'One Another' as a Reciprocal Pronoun
One another 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. Here are some examples for clarification:
They just tease
The two are highly suspicious of
Position in a Sentence
One Another as a reciprocal pronoun is used to replace a noun that is the object of a sentence. Look:
'One another' replaces the object.
They were happy of seeing
'One... the Other' vs. 'One... Another'
The pattern 'one... the other' is used to refer to the members of a group of two but 'one... another' is used to refer to the members of a group of more than two. For example:
'One... the other' shows there is only two people.
I have two sisters.
I have three sisters.
Possessive Form of 'One Another'
Sometimes we can use one another to show possession by adding 's' to it and putting a noun after it. Such as:
We know very little about
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