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    Smile between or among

    'Between' or 'among': which one is preferable in this context?

    "our government will not tolerate any attempt to create division among/between communities."

    I have searched with ngram and found both of them are used.

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...people%3B%2Cc0

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    Re: between or among

    I would prefer "between" in this context.

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    Re: between or among

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I would prefer "between" in this context.
    Thank you. But are they both correct?

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    Re: between or among

    I think it's a preference. I wouldn't consider "among" incorrect.

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    Re: between or among

    Unless the context is unambiguous, I would use "between" if I intended to imply inter-community division involving two or more communities; and I would use "within" (instead of "among") if I intended division inside individual communities.

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    Re: between or among

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Unless the context is unambiguous, I would use "between" if I intended to imply inter-community division involving two or more communities; and I would use "within" (instead of "among") if I intended division inside individual communities.
    Thank you. What does using "division among communities" mean?

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    Re: between or among

    Can you tell us the broader context and provide a link please?
    Otherwise, read my response above.

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    Re: between or among

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Can you tell us the broader context and provide a link please?
    Otherwise, read my response above.
    https://books.google.co.in/books?id=...ies%22&f=false

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    Re: between or among

    I take it to mean between the six communities there.

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