[Grammar] between them, the quartet

Oceanlike

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I chanced upon an article at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...vyweight-hype-packs-a-new-punch-idUSKBN1D82FL.

I did not read everything, although a sentence caught my eye, and I don't understand the use of 'Between' in the following sentence:

Between them the quartet have had more than 100 professional fights and not lost one.

There are four in a quartet, hence why is 'between' correct? Frankly, it sounds correct to me, although I don't understand the reason.

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Because 'between' can be used with more than two objects when the meaning calls for it - which generally means 'when it sounds better to a native speaker'.
 

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Okay, I'm confused :-(

The reason that 'between' can be used in this case of a quartet is simply because it 'sounds better to a native speaker'? Thus, it is grammatically correct?

Thank you!
 
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