Between or Among?

“Between” is used when referring to two people or things: “That discussion should be only between Roger and Dennis, the only ones involved.”  “Please put the chair between the sofa and the wall.” 

“Among” is the word you want when more than two are involved: “This discussion should take place among all the employees who are planning to retire next year.”  “Among the five of us, three of us were born in July.”

 

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