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Is "we kept a safe distance away from each other" incorrect or less correct than "we kept a safe distance from each other"?

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we kept a safe distance from 'one another'. as opposed to 'each other'. no need for 'away'. its already stated by the use of 'distance'

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  • "Traditionally, each other refers to two people and one another refers to more than two people, but this distinction is disappearing in modern English." Source
    – Aaron
    Commented Apr 27, 2018 at 4:31
  • one and another = one another Commented Apr 27, 2018 at 4:49

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