"both sides are intent on creating difficulties for each other"

does this mean that each party wants to create problems for itself and the other ??

so the correct statement would be:

each side is intent on creating difficulties for the other.. Correct ??

does this mean that each party wants to create problems for itself and the other ??

so the correct statement would be:

each side is intent on creating difficulties for the other.. Correct ??

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Each side is (or Both sides are) intent on creating difficulties for

theother.CalifJimMister Micawber"both" used with "each other" doesn't bother you? For some reason it bothers me!

Is "both are" the same as "each is"? That's how I interpret it.

Both want to see the movie. = Each wants to see the movie. = A wants to and B wants to.

We both write to each other. (?) = Each of us writes to each other.(?) = I write to each other and you write to each other. (?)

I don't know how to explain it, really, but maybe there's a different way of looking at "both" that makes this all make sense?

Take care,

Jim

CalifJimThanks for taking interest in this topic.

I am still looking for the answer to qn mentioned below.

"both sides are intent on creating difficulties for each other"

does this mean that each party wants to create problems for itself and the other ??

or it means

each side is intent on creating difficulties for the other.. ??

thanks,

Sharad

anonymousEach side is intent on creating difficulties for the other.

CalifJimMephoriumMephoriumSharad, there is no way the writer would have thought that 'each party wants to create problems for itself and the other'. It means 'each side is intent on creating difficulties for the other', but it is poorly written, redundant at best, illogical at worst.

Mister Micawber