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What's the difference between EACH OTHER, ONE ANOTHER AND THEMSELVES?

can anybody give me an example?
thx
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"each other" and "one another" are alternate ways of saying the same thing. 'each other' is more common when only two people are involved; 'one another' is more common when more people are involved. However, either can be used in either case without any loss of meaning. These must be used only in the plural. The action goes from one person to another, different person; and the reverse.

They love each other. They love one another.
They write to each other. They write to one another.

Impossible: She writes to each other. He loves one another.

'themselves' is different. This can be used in the singular (changing to 'himself' or 'herself', of course) or in the plural. The action goes from any one person to the same person, not to a different person.

They thought very highly of themselves. (Each person thought highly of himself. No information about whether any of them thought highly of some person other than himself.)
She cut herself with a butcher knife. (She did the cutting. She received the cut.)

Contrast with
They cut each other with a butcher knife. (Each cut someone else. A cut B, and B cut A)
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Anonymous:
What is the difference beteween another and other?
can anybody give me an example?
thx
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Anonymous:
GuestWhat's the difference between EACH OTHER, ONE ANOTHER AND THEMSELVES?

can anybody give me an example?
thx
The two brothers hate one another

The two brothers hate each other
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Anonymous:
"Each other" is used when there are two people doing something.
Ex : I and Peter usually remind each other to do homework.
" One another" is used when there are more than 2 people.
Ex: In class, If someone knows has problems, please ask one another for help.
But the limit is not clear, we can use both in every cases in the modern English.
"Themselves" mean "by them".
Ex: My children always take a shower themselves.
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Another - refers to only 1 single person or thing, meanwhile other(possibly others) refers to more than just one person or thing.
E.g.: The others are approaching. / They were like any other couple.
We are going to have another baby. Parents say one thing and do another.
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Anonymous:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXPLANATION.

IT WAS VERY USEFULL TO ME......

BYE...
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