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21 / 03 / 2005

BETWEEN: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope everybody had an excellent weekend! Today's Daily Vitamin is a request from Lilian L. (and also from Roser, who asked the same question last week). Lilian and Roser would like to know the difference between the words between and among. This is a very good question, and one that causes problems for Spanish and Catalan speakers since the translation of both words is entre. Today we will look at between and in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin we will deal with among. Today's word is: between Meaning 1: in the middle of two things or two people. Example 1: Jason is sitting between Brian and Ronald. Meaning 2: the period after one time or event and before another time or event. Example 2: I usually have a cup of coffee between classes to help me feel alert. Meaning 3: to show that two people, things, organizations or ideas have a relationship or are involved with each other. Example 3: Have you noticed the sparks (chispas) between Ellen and Greg? I think it could be the start of a romantic relationship. Example 4: The deal between the two companies could lead to many opportunities for everybody involved. Tomorrow we'll compare between with among. If you have any questions about these words so far, please don't hesitate to contact me. Enjoy the rest of your day!


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