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    #1

    between/among

    There should be respect between teenagers and adults.

    There should be respect among teenagers and adults.

    Which sentence is correct?

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    #2

    Re: between/among

    I'd vote for "between".

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    #3

    Re: between/among

    So would I- they're just two groups, despite the plural.

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    Cool Re: between/among

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    So would I- they're just two groups, despite the plural.
    Yes, but you could also think of respect within each of the groups separately, and then the sentence:

    There should be respect among teenagers and adults. = There should be respect among teenagers as well as there should be respect among adults.

    makes sense as well.

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    Re: between/among

    Thanks of your replies. Based on them, I think either word can be used with different meaning.

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