Tue 30 Sep, 2003 10:37 am
The usage between "each other" and "one another" is different. Usually, when there are only 2 persons in chatroom, we say "They are talkubg each other"; while there are 3 or more person there in chat, we say "They are talking one another." It is a grammatical rule, at least 20 years it was so familiar to people, I assumed. And now, I found out there are some writers, used to depict "one another" when there are just 2 persons there. So I doubt whether or not the times have changed.
Oristar, Two people talk with each other. Three or more talk with one another. Writers who use these terms incorrectly do so because they don't know any better. Note that talk takes a preposition. You talk with or to someone.