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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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New post 14 Jun 2006, 12:38
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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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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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New post 17 Jun 2006, 07:52
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.

Mike


"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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New post 25 Aug 2013, 03:38
"With Each other" is correct idiomatic expreesion and beside( Next to) is correct word.
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New post 25 Aug 2013, 03:46
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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New post 29 Aug 2015, 13:15
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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New post 28 Nov 2019, 06:37
Correct Answer is option D.

1st thing to do here is to choose between beside and besides.

Here we choose beside because it means next to the doctor.

Then we look at the 2nd part of the sentence in which we have to check what action is the doctor performing? (Because the doctor is the subject here)

Hence, options C and E are easily eliminated because they talk about both of them together and not just about the doctor.
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New post 06 Dec 2019, 06:08
If 'one another' is incorrect here, when can 'one another' be used correctly?
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