22 / 03 / 2005

AMONG: meaning and examples

Good morning. Yesterday we looked at the word between. Between is usually used to refer to a quantity of two (two things, two people, two times etc.). Examples from Yesterday The deal between the two companies could lead to many opportunities for everybody involved. Jason is sitting between Brian and Ronald. Notice in the above examples, there is a relationship between two things. Today's word is: among Meaning 1: in the middle of or surrounded by a group of things or people. Example 1 I finally found my cat sleeping among my clothes. Meaning 2: to say that something or somebody is included in a larger group. Example 2 Our company is among the best places to work in the country, according to the results of a recent independent survey. Meaning 3: to say that something happens or exists within a group. Example 3 The use of new technologies is highest among younger generations. Meaning 4: to refer to a single group or a group of 3 or more people Example 4 There are no women among the speakers present at the conference. Example 5 The books were distributed among the class. I hope these examples help you to understand the main differences between between and among, Lilian and Roser. Thank you for your question. If anybody has any questions about these words, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a good day!


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