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    Popular among or Between?

    Hi again,
    I heard "Red colour is popular among teenagers.", I don't think I heard "popular between". Why can't we use "between" in this example.
    Thank you for your reply.
    Last edited by vasea1977; 10-Aug-2013 at 20:35.

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi again,
    I heard "popular among", I don't think I heard "popular between". Why can't we use "between" in this example.
    Thank you for your reply.
    Context?

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi again,
    I heard "Red colour is popular among teenagers.", I don't think I heard "popular between". Why can't we use "between" in this example.
    Thank you for your reply.
    No, in this case, between does't work.

    See the reason here: Common Mistakes - Between vs. Among

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    Just to make it clear. When I posted my reply at 20:29 there was no context, vasea 1999 added the context at 20:35.

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Just to make it clear. When I posted my reply at 20:29 there was no context, vasea 1999 added the context at 20:35.
    I deduced that. I would have continued to wait, but I saw the revision.

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    I hope "he" doesn't start an argument between you two.

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

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    I hope "he" doesn't start an argument between you two.
    Not a chance.

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi again,
    I heard "Red colour is popular among teenagers.", I don't think I heard "popular between". Why can't we use "between" in this example.
    Thank you for your reply.
    What might urge you to do so?

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    Re: Popular among or Between?

    Popularity is a measure of how many people like something. If you're using 'between' (and hence have two people), it can only mean that both like it. I'd say, "Both teenagers like red."
    Or maybe neither liked it, but between them, it was all the rage. But this is getting silly.
    Although, "French is popular between Italy and Britain" makes some sense.

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