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What’s the difference between among and amongst

We are often asked what the difference is between two words and which is most appropriate for a given text.

When is it correct to use among or amongst?

For once, it’s an easy answer: You can actually use both of them.

Among seems to be more appropriate and popular in modern writing. Indeed, when reading news articles, among appears more commonly.

On the other hand, you can use amongst when writing fiction like fairy tales.  It’s a bit old-fashioned. And thus suits the context and style of fictional stories that tend to be set in the past.

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Whats the difference between among and amongst?