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GMATGuruNY wrote:
Each other and one another are reciprocal pronouns.
Their purpose is to express actions that are RECIPROCATED.
The two brothers loved each other.
Here, the first brother loves the second; the second brother loves the first.
The members of the club fought with one another.
Here, each member is fighting with every other member.
Hi GMATGuru,

- In you examples above, can't we say the following:

The members of the club fought with each other. Is it the same meaning of 'one another'? i.e Can I use them interchangeably ?

2- Can you we use the 'every other' in example 2 to be as follows:

The members of the club fought with every other member.

3- In OA, can we use 'every other' in comparison?
each seeking to meet consumer needs and wants more successfully than every other firm

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GMATGuruNY wrote:
Each other and one another are reciprocal pronouns.
Their purpose is to express actions that are RECIPROCATED.
The two brothers loved each other.
Here, the first brother loves the second; the second brother loves the first.
The members of the club fought with one another.
Here, each member is fighting with every other member.
Hi GMATGuru,

- In you examples above, can't we say the following:

The members of the club fought with each other. Is it the same meaning of 'one another'? i.e Can I use them interchangeably ?
Some grammarians -- including me -- reserve each other for two elements and one another for more than two.
Other grammarians consider the two modifiers interchangeable.

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2- Can you we use the 'every other' in example 2 to be as follows:

The members of the club fought with every other member.
A club has exactly three members: Ann, Beth, and Carol.
The sentence above implies the following:
Ann, Beth and Carol are fighting with every other member.
Since Ann, Beth and Carol are the only members -- implying that there are NO OTHER MEMBERS -- the phrase in red lacks a logical referent.
Implication:
The sentence above is not valid.

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3- can we use 'every other' in comparison?
The following sentence seems ok:
Every executive shook hands with every other executive.

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