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    What is the difference between the words:

    What is the difference between the words: ‘amongst’ and ‘among’ as I know they’re both prepositions words. ’intend’ and ‘tend’ and they’re verb too. Where can they be used?


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    Re: What is the difference between the words:

    Quote Originally Posted by Roukaya View Post
    What is the difference between the words: ‘amongst’ and ‘among’ as I know they’re both prepositions words. ’intend’ and ‘tend’ and they’re verb too. Where can they be used?


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    There is no difference between "among" and "amongst". They are alternate forms, just like "amid"/"amidst". Most standard manuals of style recommend "among", but "amongst" is perfectly acceptable, and is preferred by many people, especially speakers of British English.

    "Tend" and "intend" are different verbs.

    To "intend" means to want or to be determined to do something.

    I intend to go there tomorrow.

    To "tend" has several meanings, but the basic idea joining them is that of inclination or leaning toward something.
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    Re: What is the difference between the words:

    Beautiful! Thank you very much Abaka.

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    Exclamation Re: What is the difference between the words:

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    There is no difference between "among" and "amongst". They are alternate forms, just like "amid"/"amidst". Most standard manuals of style recommend "among", but "amongst" is perfectly acceptable, and is preferred by many people, especially speakers of British English.

    "Tend" and "intend" are different verbs.

    To "intend" means to want or to be determined to do something.

    I intend to go there tomorrow.

    To "tend" has several meanings, but the basic idea joining them is that of inclination or leaning toward something.

    Dictionaries seem to say that amongst/among are interchangeable. Examples: The top leadership divides the spoils amongst/among themselves
    I do not find the word “amongst” in an American Dictionary, so I tend to think of it as more of a British word.

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