Monday, June 27, 2016

Between or Among | Which Is Appropriate






The English word Between is or should be used when contrasting two words, while Among is or should be used when contrasting more than two words.

An Android dictionary known as "English" which extract it's definition from wikitionary.org puts the definition of Between this way: "In the position or interval that separates two things" the dictionary also says that Among: "Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group."


The Main Point
When you wish to make a contrast of two words, the Between is more appropriate to be used, but when it is more than two words, then Among is more appropriate to be used. For example:
"Between Apple and Pear, which do you prefer?" is correct but "Among Apple and Pear, which do you prefer?" is not correct and appropriate in the English language.
 

Similarly, "Among Apple, Pear and Orange, which do you prefer?" is correct and accepted in the English Language, while "Between Apple, Pear and Orange, which do you prefer?" is not correct and never accept.



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