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Between and among

We use between to say that somebody or something is between two or more clearly separate objects.

  • The letter B comes between A and C.
  • The Mediterranean Sea is between Europe and Africa.
  • He shared his money between his wife, his daughter and his son.

We use between, not among, after difference.

  • What are the main differences between crows, rooks and pigeons?

We use among when somebody/something is in a group or a mass of people or things which we do not see separately.

  • The mother sat among her small children.
  • The rich merchant divided his property among his sons.

Among can mean ‘one of’, ‘some of’ or ‘included in’.

  • Among those present was the Mayor.
  • The Amazon is among the longest rivers in the world.
Category: Problem Points | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-06-21)
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