Interested in Language
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.
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 hope "he" doesn't start an argument between you two.
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.