Two common confusions are each other and one another, and between and among. In conversation (and in lots of writing), these are often used interchangeably. Do you know how to use each correctly?
Interestingly enough, both of these common confusions have the same rule of thumb. Use each other and between when describing two people or items—use one another and among when describing more than two. That’s it!
Each other = 2 people One another = More than 2 people
Between = 2 people or things Among = More than 2 people or things
Here are a few examples:
John and Sally met to tell each other the upcoming project. Among their many goals, the highest priority is finding articles to publish on the new blog.
Craig’s team decided to exchange gifts with one another once per year. He couldn’t choose between candy and a book for his gift.