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After many years of feeling separated by a great divide, the doctor now finds himself besides the lawyer, working with one another against HMOs and big tobacco.

a) besides the lawyer, working with one another

b) besides the lawyer, working with each other

c) beside the lawyer, working with each other

d) beside the lawyer, working with him

e) beside the lawyer, working with one another.

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Beside means next to;
Besides means in addition to.
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Use each other with two people.
Use one another with more than two people.

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C is correct for above reasons. Option E is also close.

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Any healthy reasons for not choosing 'D' ..

I thought 'D' was more appropriate...

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Between C and E...will go with C - prefer working with each other
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...the doctor now finds himself beside the lawyer, working with him...

The doctor is working with the lawyer, he can't work with 'each other'. The subject would have to be 'Doctors and Lawyers' for the sentence to contain 'working with each other'.

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paddyboy wrote:
D.

...the doctor now finds himself beside the lawyer, working with him...

The doctor is working with the lawyer, he can't work with 'each other'. The subject would have to be 'Doctors and Lawyers' for the sentence to contain 'working with each other'.


The OA is D.

paddyboy's explanation is on point. I chose C but like paddyboy wrote, you can't work with "each other." it has to be him

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mrmikec wrote:
paddyboy wrote:
D.

...the doctor now finds himself beside the lawyer, working with him...

The doctor is working with the lawyer, he can't work with 'each other'. The subject would have to be 'Doctors and Lawyers' for the sentence to contain 'working with each other'.


The OA is E.

paddyboy's explanation is on point. I chose C but like paddyboy wrote, you can't work with "each other." it has to be him


But doesn't the use of "him" lead to pronoun ambiguity? "Him" could refer to the doctor or the lawyer.

Or are there special cases where the ambiguity of "him" isn't really a problem??

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mrmikec wrote:
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D.

...the doctor now finds himself beside the lawyer, working with him...

The doctor is working with the lawyer, he can't work with 'each other'. The subject would have to be 'Doctors and Lawyers' for the sentence to contain 'working with each other'.


The OA is E.

paddyboy's explanation is on point. I chose C but like paddyboy wrote, you can't work with "each other." it has to be him


You wanted to say OA is D :?: :roll:

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good :)

I also vote for ^ D ^

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mrmikec wrote:
After many years of feeling separated by a great divide, the doctor now finds himself besides the lawyer, working with one another against HMOs and big tobacco.

a) besides the lawyer, working with one another

b) besides the lawyer, working with each other

c) beside the lawyer, working with each other

d) beside the lawyer, working with him

e) beside the lawyer, working with one another.

Please explain your answers. Thank you.

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"beside" is a key.
the subject of "working " is the doctor, neither the lawyer nor the doctor and the lawyer together. Thus, we can't say "working with e/other , working with one another"

D is fine.

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(D) may be correct but it reads a little antiquated. "the professional" sounds more appropriate than "him"

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"With Each other" is correct idiomatic expreesion and beside( Next to) is correct word.

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D is the correct one.

Eliminate all "besides".

Since it is one single doctor, he works with the lawyer (working with him).
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paddyboy wrote:
D.

...the doctor now finds himself beside the lawyer, working with him...

The doctor is working with the lawyer, he can't work with 'each other'. The subject would have to be 'Doctors and Lawyers' for the sentence to contain 'working with each other'.


The OA is E.

paddyboy's explanation is on point. I chose C but like paddyboy wrote, you can't work with "each other." it has to be him


But doesn't the use of "him" lead to pronoun ambiguity? "Him" could refer to the doctor or the lawyer.

Or are there special cases where the ambiguity of "him" isn't really a problem??


I feel the pronoun "him" clearly refers to the "lawyer", subject being "doctor", verb being "working".
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paddyboy wrote:
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...the doctor now finds himself beside the lawyer, working with him...

The doctor is working with the lawyer, he can't work with 'each other'. The subject would have to be 'Doctors and Lawyers' for the sentence to contain 'working with each other'.


I think if the subject was "doctors and lawyers" , it would be "working together" and not "working with each other" , which has relevance only for reciprocal actions or relationship.

After many years of feeling separated by a great divide, the doctors now find themselves beside the lawyers, working together against HMOs and big tobacco.

But on the other hand:

Example: The boys were conferring with each other.
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After many years of feeling separated by a great divide, the doctor now finds himself besides the lawyer, working with one another against HMOs and big tobacco.

a) besides the lawyer, working with one another
b) besides the lawyer, working with each other
c) beside the lawyer, working with each other
d) beside the lawyer, working with him
e) beside the lawyer, working with one another.

Here there are two splits among the asnwer choices.
1. beside vs besides
2. one another vs each other

I took B because of a stupid logic thinking that since there are two persons, they work with each other :?
When I referred my flashcards then I got the difference between beside and besides, So i decided to penn down my analysis here. Correct me if I am wrong.

Beside means next to
Besides means In addition to

The intended meaning is the Doctor felt separated from the lawyer for several years but now he is next to the same lawyer, working with him(lawyer) against HMOs and big tobacco.

so here beside makes more sense. Definitely not Besides.
A,B options are thus out.

Here the subject, Doctor is next to lawyer and lawyer is working with Doctor.
He cant work with each other or one another.

Answering one more question above,

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But doesn't the use of "him" lead to pronoun ambiguity? "Him" could refer to the doctor or the lawyer.
Or are there special cases where the ambiguity of "him" isn't really a problem??


first him in himself clearly refers to doctor and him in "beside the lawyer, working with him " is also correct. This is because here the lawyer is working with him(doctor).

So D is the right choice. I want some expert to confirm my analysis.
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mrmikec wrote:
After many years of feeling separated by a great divide, the doctor now finds himself besides the lawyer, working with one another against HMOs and big tobacco.

a) besides the lawyer, working with one another

b) besides the lawyer, working with each other

c) beside the lawyer, working with each other

d) beside the lawyer, working with him

e) beside the lawyer, working with one another.

Please explain your answers. Thank you.

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Besides vs beside

Besides means anyways or also considering

Beside means proximity

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mrmikec wrote:
After many years of feeling separated by a great divide, the doctor now finds himself besides the lawyer, working with one another against HMOs and big tobacco.

a) besides the lawyer, working with one another

b) besides the lawyer, working with each other

c) beside the lawyer, working with each other

d) beside the lawyer, working with him

e) beside the lawyer, working with one another.

Please explain your answers. Thank you.

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It'll be C. Beside is used to showcase X is adjacent to Y. Besides signifies except. Also, each other is used when comparing 2 people/things. One another is used for comparing multiple things.

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