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    between-among

    Hello,

    She felt she was among friends, and that's what she does among friends. (That is ok)

    Can we put 'between' instead of 'among' ?

    She felt she was between friends, and that's what she does between friends.

    Thanks...

    I want to ask what the difference between ''between friends and among friends'' or ''between them and among them'' is.

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    Re: between-among

    Hello aysaa

    This is a question that comes up often, and here is a link to an answer that I find very helpful and easy to understand. I hope you will too. If not, come back and ask for clarification.

    Grammar Girl : "Between" Versus "Among" :: Quick and Dirty Tips

    John

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    #3

    Re: between-among

    I think the answer is going to be 'among' . Am I right? Because it is not distinct.

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    Re: between-among

    It depends on how many people there were. If two people (just you and me) then it is "between" us.

    If more than two, then it is "among."

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    Re: between-among

    Thanks for answering ,and last question about it. I have seen this rule on internet ,but it made no sense to me. Is that ok or not?

    Note: When talking about dividing and sharing things netween and among more than two people or groups.We can use any of the two.

    We shared the work between/ among 4 of us.
    Ram divided all his property between/ among his children and grandchildren

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    Re: between-among

    Thanks again ,but what do you think about my question?

    - We shared the work between/ among 4 of us.
    -Ram divided all his property between/ among his children and grandchildren.

    Is that ok or not?

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    Re: between-among

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Thanks for answering ,and last question about it. I have seen this rule on internet ,but it made no sense to me. Is that ok or not?

    Note: When talking about dividing and sharing things netween and among more than two people or groups.We can use any of the two.

    We shared the work between/ among 4 of us.
    Ram divided all his property between/ among his children and grandchildren
    No, use among. Only use "between" when talking about 2 things, or a series of comparisons. An example of the latter would be something like "he compared the features between the Ford, Kia and Honda." Because that is really a comparison between ford and Kia, between Ford and Honda and between Kia and Honda.

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