Between or among

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subhajit123

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

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Neither is natural to me.

I'd say 'Out of ...'
 

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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.[FONT=noto_serif_devanagari]

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

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(Oxford)
 

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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!"
 
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