Saturday Special: My #1 Most-Read Blog Post of All Time (So Far) – Between vs Among

I’m not really sure WHY this one would be the most popular, but here it is.  Enjoy (again).

This is another mistake that makes some people crazy, and one that’s so easy to make. The”rule” is that between always implies two; among always implies more than two.

Incorrect: There is little difference between department stores in America.

Correct: There is little difference among department stores in America .

Also correct: There is little difference between those two department stores.

The device to help you remember: you would never say, “Just among you and me…”; so why would you say, “between the three of us”?  Make sense??

This time, we even have cute little cartoons to illustrate!  (That means this blog post is NEW and IMPROVED!)