Dave’s WW of EU: Reciprocal Pronouns

Last time, I covered reflexive pronouns. Seems useful to do reciprocal pronouns….

Reciprocal Pronouns are pronouns that refer back to individual parts of plural terms. There are only two reciprocal pronouns: each other and one another.

Examples:

  • They gave presents to each other for Valentine’s Day. (Each other refers back to “they.”)
  • The group helped one another to prepare. (One another refers back to “the group.”)

The most common mistake people make with reciprocal pronouns is that they try to combine “each other” into one word. Sorry, it’s just one word.

And that’s all there is to reciprocal pronouns.

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One Response to Dave’s WW of EU: Reciprocal Pronouns

  1. DO I do that?

    Reading WWEU is, for me, like studying Abnormal Pysch… I worry that I have everything.

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