Misused Words

Among and Between

Between refers to two people or things.

The mother divided the money equally between her two sons.

Among refers to more than two people or things.

The mother divided the money equally among her three children.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) The scholarships were distributed equally (among, between) the students.

(2) The relationship (among, between) the two countries was strained during the soccer riot.

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