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    in between or between

    When should I use 'in between' and 'between' ?Is there a difference between them?

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    Re: in between or between

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    When should I use 'in between' and 'between'? Is there a difference between them?
    Would you put "in" in the sentence highlighted in red?

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    Re: in between or between

    'Between' functions as a prepostion:

    I used to live in Fareham, between Portsmouth and Southampton.
    I'll see you tomorrow between seven and eight
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    'In between' functions adverbially:

    Mila's house is not far from mine, but there is a railway line in between.
    We go to the pub after our Thursday tutorials, but we don't meet in between.

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    Re: in between or between

    As 5jj's examples show, "in between" can come at the end of a sentence. "Between" can't.

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    Re: in between or between

    "in between" can be used as a compound preposition, as can "in among", and various others.
    "The penny had fallen in between the cushions."
    "I found the shell in among the rocks."
    In these cases, there is an element on "in" as well as "between/among".

    The following lists "in between" as "prep. & adv"
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/in+between

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