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    #1

    Between

    Hi!

    Living in between London and Rome
    or
    Living between London and Rome

    which form is better?

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    Re: Between

    Living between London and Rome is better in my opinion, though it is not a complete sentence.

    I use in between as an adverb: There are two large housing estates near my home, with a small park in between.

    Note that for geographical locations, we normally use between for comparatively short, vague distances; She lives (somewhere) between the zoo and the river.

    For longer distances, we tend to use halfway between, if that is appropriate: She lives halfway between London and Brighton.

    For cities as far apart as London and Rome, we would normally say such a thing only if (1) we were pointing to a place on a map, or (2) if the person concerned travelled regularly from her home to both cities.

    She lives between London and Rome could also mean that she has homes in both cities, and spends periods of time in each.

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    Re: Between

    Not a teacher

    I'd say the second:

    "Living between London and Rome."

    I'd dare to add, though, that it can reffer to a geographical refference or to gravitating betwen the two cities. If a geographical refference is inteded I would say:

    "Living somewhere between London and Rome"

    M.

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    Re: Between

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Living between London and Rome is better in my opinion, though it is not a complete sentence.
    I agree. I also use "in between" for small spaces, and where the item is in some sense 'in' as well as 'between'. 'In between' can also connote something hidden.

    A: Where's the ice cream?
    B: It should be in between the frozen peas and the pizza.

    C: Did you find your keys?
    D: Yes, they'd fallen in between the cushions on the couch.

    And although you could say that Windsor was between London and Reading, if you were looking for it on a map, you might find it 'in between' those places - hidden in a small-scale map.
    But I think if you were living between London and Rome, wouldn't it be simpler just to say you were living in France?

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    #5

    Re: Between

    Thank you everyone.
    I know this isn't a sentence. It's only a title!

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    Re: Between

    Quote Originally Posted by lady_bird13 View Post
    Thank you everyone.
    I know this isn't a sentence. It's only a title!
    Well why didn't you say so in post #1?

    You'd have saved the time of at least three people.


    Rover

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