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Reciprocal pronouns are used to refer to nouns that mutually perform a verb and experience it.
Word reciprocal means did in return. It also means equal and opposite. And so is the use of reciprocal pronouns. Sometimes two or more nouns do a common work or perform a mutual action, the result of which is experienced by each of them. In this case, reciprocal pronouns refer to all these nouns and show the presence of a mutual action done by each noun for every other noun.
‘Each other’ and ‘One another’ are the two reciprocal pronouns. ‘Each other’ is used when we talk about two nouns. And when we are talking about more than two, we use ‘One another’.
- The two brothers decided to divide their paternal property between each other.
- All the nations should help one another to fight against terrorism.
- Neither organization came up to support each other.
- Little children ran and chased one another.
- They fought with each other for no reason. (though not specified but it is assumed that two nouns are being talked about here.)
- Have you copied your answers from one another?
- The couple talked about each other’s achievements (Possessive case of reciprocal pronoun)
- After the fight, they were not able to look into one another’s eyes (Possessive case of reciprocal pronoun)
- Reciprocal pronouns are used to refer to nouns that mutually perform and experience a verb.
- ‘Each other’ and ‘One another’ are the two reciprocal pronouns.
- ‘Each other’ is used when we are talking about two nouns.
- ‘One another’ is used when we are talking about more than two nouns.
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