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Reciprocal pronouns are used to refer to two or more people who are or were the subject of the same verb, with both or all parties mutually receiving or benefiting from that action in the same way. Reciprocal pronouns always function as the objects of verbs, referring back to the two or more people who are or were the subject(s).
The two reciprocal pronouns in English are each other and one another.
A pronoun or pronominal phrase, such as each other, that expresses mutual action or relationship.
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|Noun||1.||reciprocal pronoun - a pronoun or pronominal phrase (as `each other') that expresses a mutual action or relationship between the individuals indicated in the plural subject; "The sentence `They cared for each other' contains a reciprocal pronoun"|
pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
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