each other


Definition of each other

: each of two or more in reciprocal action or relation looked at each other in surprise

Each Other vs. One Another: Usage Guide

Some handbooks and textbooks recommend that each other be restricted to reference to two and one another to reference to three or more. The distinction, while neat, is not observed in actual usage. Each other and one another are used interchangeably by good writers and have been since at least the 16th century.

First Known Use of each other

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of each other was before the 12th century

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“Each other.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/each%20other. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of each other

: each of two or more people, animals, etc., who are doing something together or in relationship to the other or others in the group

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Kids Definition of each other

: each of two or more in a shared action or relationship They greeted each other.

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