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Is that the one dark sheep here among or between the others?

Among or between?

Bill and Mark swam among the sunken ships. Bill and Mark swam between the sunken ships. What’s the difference between soup, consommé, and broth? What’s the difference among soup, consommé, and broth? Two questions about the sentences above (you’ll find the answers at the end of this article): Do they have exactly the same meaning? […]

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Among or amongst?

Among or amongst?

One of our readers raised the following useful query a few months ago: What’s the difference between among and amongst? Among or amongst? Among is the earlier word of this pair: according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first appeared in Old English. The variant form, amongst, is a later development, coming along in the Middle […]

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