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Eachother or Each Other?

It might sound like one word, but it's two.

By
Mignon Fogarty
People Talking to Each Other

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Chandra asked, "Is it 'each other' or 'eachother'? I never know whether it's one word or two."

In standard English, "each other" is always two words. Sometimes people who are learning English find this confusing because the pair can sound like one word in spoken English.

 

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About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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