Among the Between: Notes from the Preposition War Trenches

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  1. Blimey. All of this over one word.

    I agree with what everybody says about the rules (assumed or not) of the English language, but for me ‘between the three of them’ has a much more real-sounding ring to it than ‘among the three of them’. I guess another deciding factor on which word fits the best would be the style the author has adopted. For example, if they write like me – in a style my dad keeps referring to as ‘conversational’ – then ‘between’ fits whereas ‘among’ sounds a little stiff and forced.

    Interesting post, thanks.

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