Jun 18 2012
Among or Between?
Easy guide rule is…
Between = Two
Among = Many
“Between” would be used for two elements and “among” would be used for three or more elements.
We use “among” when something is in a group or a crowd of people and we use “between” when it’s two things.
- They discussed the issue “among” the group, or, let them talk “among” themselves.
- They bought the house “between” them, or, I will be able to choose “Between” French and Italian for my first language to study.
Some people would use both “among” and “between” about two people and they could use it for three and more people depending on how they write or say it.