Each Other vs. One Another
Last Modified: 09/11/2018
This video will teach you how to use these phrases correctly.
- 1A lot of people think that "each other" and "one another" can be used interchangeably.
- 2But actually, they mean different things and they're used in different ways.
- 3The easiest way to remember it...
- 4...is that "each other" is used when we're talking about two people or two things,...
- 5...and "one another" is used when we're talking about more than two people or a group of things.
- 6Here's an example of how the two of these phrases would function in a sentence.
- 7My mom and I talk to each other.
- 8Well, my mom and I are just two people, so we talk to each other.
- 9However, my family members write to one another.
- 10In this case, I'm talking about my entire family,...
- 11...more than two family members.
- 12And when we correspond, we correspond with one another.
- 13So I hope that clears up the difference between "each other" and "one another",...
- 14...and helps you choose the right one for you