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The Between Vs. Among Test! Do You Know The Difference?

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340 Comments
Lynda Miller
I have no idea why people say things "fall between the cracks." Nothing can fall between OR among the cracks -- things fall THROUGH the cracks.
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Oct 7, 2021 12:33PM
Darlene Davidson
20/20 Grammar.
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Sep 13, 2021 7:29PM
Raven Koki
Does "amongst" no longer exist??? Some could have had either choice as an answer.
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Aug 30, 2021 1:26PM
Lilian Ling
19/20…. Master of the English language…. and we’re going to have to agree to differ on the correct answer to #3.
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Aug 4, 2021 9:31PM
Helen Dakin
Marshall Davis, between me, between you and me.
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Jul 26, 2021 8:50PM
Richard Perkins
Darrin Bailey, Me is correct. It the object of the preposition between.
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Jul 14, 2021 9:33AM
William Laughlin
Richard D. Boyle, So true. As I state in my profile, "I'm a constant student, curiosity is key. Never stop growing." A day without learning is a wasted day!
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Jul 3, 2021 2:14PM
William Laughlin
Madi Marven, I normally wouldn't correct typos, but I don't believe your error is a typo since you repeated it. The abbreviation is "etc". It is short for "et cetera", from Latin, et meaning ‘and’ and cetera ‘the rest’. Et cetera or etc. means "and the rest."
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Jul 3, 2021 1:54PM
Richard D. Boyle
William Laughlin, I think of graduation not as the end of learning but as the end of the introduction to learning. There is no end.
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Jul 2, 2021 11:00PM
William Laughlin
Richard D. Boyle, Thank you, Richard! It's nice to be appreciated. It amazes me how little some folks retain after graduation, assuming they ever learned the material to begin with! 😉
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Jul 2, 2021 10:06PM
Richard D. Boyle
19/20. After missing one, it was obvious that this quiz creator has “evolved” from the classic rule of “between the two and among the three or more.” Dictionaries still use the classic rule. When did we graduate to “between the three”?
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Jul 2, 2021 9:13PM
Richard D. Boyle
William Laughlin, Bingo! You are on the money again William and your explanation is precisely correct.
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Jul 2, 2021 9:00PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
Master of English ,and English is not my first language !!!!!
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Jun 29, 2021 8:23PM
William Laughlin
tdilio, You are not correct. "I" is used in the subjective form. "Me" is used because it is the objective form, being the object of the preposition "between". "To me, to you and me, for me, for you and me, with me, and with you and me", all use the objective form, being the object of their relative prepositions, to, for, and with. You would not say, "to I, for I, or with I" and it is incorrect to say "between I" or in the compound form, "between you and I." "Between you and me" is correct.
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Jun 28, 2021 7:39PM
William Laughlin
Clarence Quismundo, It is incorrect when used in the objective case. The pronouns are the object of the preposition, "between". "I" is used in the subjective form. "Me" is used because it is the objective form, being the object of the preposition "between". "To me, to you and me, for me, for you and me, with me, and with you and me", all use the objective form, being the object of their relative prepositions, to, for, and with. You would not say, "to I, for I, or with I" and it is incorrect to say "between I" or in the compound form, "between you and I." "Between you and me", the answer is correct!
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Jun 28, 2021 7:24PM

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