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each other/one another

Each other and one another are both reciprocal pronouns. Although these twoexpressions are generally synonymous, each other is morecommon when there are only two items involved in the action,whereas one another is more common when there are more thantwo items.

The two new Nobel laureates congratulated eachother at the reception.

The group of new Nobel laureates congratulated oneanother at the reception.

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