Grammar Index : 2
A and B are talking to each other.
We use reciprocal pronoun when each of two or more subjects is acting in the same way towards the other.
For example :
A is talking to B.
B is talking to A.
So we say :
The action is reciprocated.
John talks to Mary and Mary talks to John.
I give you a present and you give me a present.
The dog bites the cat and the cat bites the dog.
There are only two reciprocal pronouns and they are both two words.
When we use these reciprocal pronouns :
There must be two or more people, things or groups involved (so we cannot use reciprocal pronouns with I, you [singular], he/she/it).
They must be doing the same thing.
The children can help each other in doing the home work.
Victor and Laurie were sitting next to each other.
They gave all evidence against each other.
The two of them sat facing one another.
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