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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## one another vs. others? ##### This topic has 5 expert replies and 11 member replies Goto page Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 687 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 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 Thanks ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15362 messages Followed by: 1866 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Mo2men wrote: 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. Quote: 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. Quote: 3- can we use 'every other' in comparison? The following sentence seems ok: Every executive shook hands with every other executive. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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