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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Talking Between or among

    Which one is grammatically correct and why?
    1- Between his five shirts, I will choose the blue one.
    2- Among his five shirts, I will choose the blue one.

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    Re: Between or among

    "Between" is for choosing one of two choices. "Among" is for many.

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    Re: Between or among

    Neither is natural to me.

    I'd say 'Out of ...'

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    Re: Between or among

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Neither is natural to me.

    I'd say 'Out of ...'
    Can I say there is no difference among us(more than two people)?

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    Re: Between or among

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Can I say 'There is no difference among us' (more than two people)?
    No. Use 'between'.

    between

    With reference to a choice or differentiation involving two or more things being considered together.

    ‘if you have to choose between two or three different options’


    (Oxford)

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    Re: Between or among

    Yet, despite the perfectly correct rule given in post #2, you will hear plenty of native BrE speakers say things like "I've got five shirts I could wear to go out tonight but I just can't choose between them!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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