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Grammar and Usage

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Between/Among -- Two Things You Don't Know

Choosing between "Among" and "Between"

“Between” usually applies to two entities; and “among” applies to three or more:

The court split the judgment equally between among the three defendants.

But “between” also applies where three or more entities interact two at a time:

The treaty among between the five countries was signed thirty days later.

or where three or more entities divide into two groups:

One pivotal case was among between oil companies Conoco and BP and representatives of the food industry.

Many grammar and usage rules have exceptions; good writers know both.

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Gary Kinder

WordRake founder Gary Kinder has taught over 1,000 writing programs for AMLAW 100 firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author. As a writing expert and coach, Gary was inspired to create WordRake when he noticed a pattern in writing errors that he thought he could address with technology.

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