The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Usage, Punctuation, Construction, and Formatting

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Each Other, One Another

Use each other when referring to two people.

Example: Mike and Susan looked at each other.

Use one another when referring to more than two people.

Example: The four people in the car looked at one another.


Each, Their

Pronouns must agree in number and person with the words to which they refer.

Incorrect: Each drives their own car.

Correct: Each drives his own car.

Correct:Each [singular pronoun, the subject] of the women listed
her needs.


Effect, Affect

See Affect, Effect.


Eggcorn

Words that sound similar but that have different meanings may be used by mistake. Such words are called eggcorns.

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