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    Amidst amid among between

    I was about to use "between serenity and turmoil", meaning someone who is facing both conditions, but now I am hesitating about the the best of the following options:

    between serenity and turmoil
    among serenity and turmoil (I believe this one is not an option)
    amid serenity and turmoil
    amidst serenity and turmoil

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Amidst amid among between

    Since they are opposites, I would use "between".

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    Re: Amidst amid among between

    Thank you so much, Mike.
    But, just to clarify, imagine if they were not opposites, for instance "peace and tranquility". In this case, which one would you choose?

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    Re: Amidst amid among between

    You can't choose between peace and tranquility.

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    Re: Amidst amid among between

    In that case, I would say "I am surrounded by peace and tranquility."

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