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    #1

    I like roses best among/between/of?

    Dear teachers,
    Which of the following sentences (a)(b)(c) is/are acceptable ?
    (a) I like roses best among lilies, roses, and tulips.
    (b) I like roses best between lilies, roses, and tulips.
    (c) I like roses best of lilies, roses, and tulips.
    Regards

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    #2

    Re: I like roses best among/between/of?

    They are all unnatural.

    I might say, if compelled to,

    'Between lilies, roses and tulips, I like roses best'.

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    #3

    Re: I like roses best among/between/of?

    Or Of lilies....

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