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    Among & Amongst

    "among and amongst"

    do these two words have same meaning and can be used interchangeably???

    #1 Among the students he is the best.
    #2 Amongst the students he is the best.

    Is the second sentence correct???
    Last edited by Taisir Mahmud; 29-Jun-2011 at 12:15.

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    Re: Among & Amongst

    not a teacher

    Hi Taisir,
    that is a very interesting question. I've always used among.
    MacMillian Dictionary tells me that "amongst" is mainly used literary and the entry's page links to among.

    You can use them interchangeably whereas "amongst" is old-fashioned.
    Last edited by Michael84; 29-Jun-2011 at 12:25.

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    Re: Among & Amongst

    thanx i got it.....

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    Re: Among & Amongst

    Go to the Search box at the top of the page, insert Among & Amongst and you'll find links to many other discussions of this topic.

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    Re: Among & Amongst

    Quote Originally Posted by Taisir Mahmud View Post
    "among and amongst"

    do these two words have same meaning and can be used interchangeably???

    #1 Among the students he is the best.
    #2 Amongst the students he is the best.

    Is the second sentence correct???

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello:

    (1) This is only my opinion: If you are speaking with Americans,

    please use only among.

    (2) If you use "amongst," some Americans may feel that you:

    (a) are speaking bad English.

    (b) are strange.

    (c) are trying to speak like an British person.

    (d) are trying to be funny.

    (e) are a snob (you want to show everybody that you speak better

    English than other people).

    (f) are not "manly" (if you are a male).


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    Re: Among & Amongst

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (1) This is only my opinion: If you are speaking with Americans, please use only among.
    'Among' is more common in BrE than 'amongst', but it is quite safe to use 'amongst'.

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