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LS Refresher 51: Among vs Between

tic-tac-toe-1777859_960_720Mignon Fogarty of Grammar Girl   [http://www.quickanddirtytips.com]  gave the following rules  that will help us learn how to use among vs between.

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(a) between

You can use the word between when you are talking about distinct, individual items even if there are more than two of them.

For example:

“She chose between Harvard, Brown, and Yale” (because the colleges are individual things.)

 

(b) among 

You can use among when you are talking about things that aren’t distinct items or individuals.

 

For example:

“She chose among the Ivy League schools.”

 

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