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Between vs Among - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
This video breaks down the difference between among and between. The word between is used to refer to two or more things that are distinct. A great example would be: Choose between the red and the green socks. Here, we use between as the socks are clearly different and separated. Among, on the other hand, is used to refer to things that are part of a group or mass, such as in this example: Choose among all your socks here we use among because we are talking about all of the socks. Let's take a look at two more examples to make the difference even clearer. I am walking between Baker Street and 5th Avenue. Here, we are talking about two separate streets and use 'between'. I am walking among my friends. In this example, we're talking about more than two people and need to use 'among'. When unsure about which word to use, simply thin about if you are referring to something that is clearly separated or something that is part of a mass or a group.