one another

pronoun

each other vs. one another

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.

1526

First Known Use of one another

1526


ONE ANOTHER Defined for English Language Learners

one another

pronoun

Definition of one another for English Language Learners

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


ONE ANOTHER Defined for Kids

one another

pronoun

Definition of one another for Students

  1. :  each other <They looked at one another and laughed.>



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