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WEDNESDAY’S WORDS: between vs among

Ever heard somebody wanting to impress say “between you and I?”  Nails on a chalk board to me. Among and between are both prepositions. Among always implies three or more. Between is generally used with just two things.

Since among and between are prepositions, use “me” or “us” as the object.

WRONG: “between you and I”
RIGHT: “between you and me”
WRONG: “among you and we”
RIGHT: “among us or them” (when there are three or more)

Examples in Sentences:

Jane was among the smartest students in her class.
Julie likes to sit between Frank and Cathy.
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