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    Default "It is used by them." VS. "It is used among them."

    "It is used by them." VS. "It is used among them."

    Is there a meaning difference between them? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.


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    Default Re: "It is used by them." VS. "It is used among them."

    As usual, sky, it depends on the context.

    Why don't you give us a sentence specifying what 'it' is and who 'they' are?

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    Default Re: "It is used by them." VS. "It is used among them."

    Thank you so much and I just made it by myself and how about this, "English is used by / among Americans and the English"? So your point is that by or among can be used in the same situation for the same meaning or not much difference in meaning?
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    Default Re: "It is used by them." VS. "It is used among them."

    Change 'Englishes' to 'the English' or 'English people' and there's not much difference in this context.

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