В чём разница между словами: «Between» и «Among»? Ответ узнаете из этого аудио-ролика.
Hello Chuan!Well done! Jackie said the location was fantastic. It’s among the trees, between the mountains and the sea, and not too far from the station. Between and among are both prepositions, and they are usually followed by nouns. Let’s look at between first.
Between is usually followed by 2 nouns, like this: …between the mountains and the sea The nouns can be single, plural or uncountable. The important thing is that between identifies them as 2 separate, individual things (or groups of things). Here are some more examples:
Is there a connection between unemployment and crime?
He shared the money equally between Jake and Mary.
In fact, it is possible to use between with more than 2 things, as long as they are separate things. Listen:
He shared the money equally between his 3 grandchildren, Paul, Callum and Nuala.
Now among, or amongst, gives the idea of being part of a group of many, so it’s usually followed by a plural noun phrase. Jackie says her house is: …among the trees And some more examples:
Her exam results put her among the top 10% of students in her group
It gets very lonely, living among strangers
Ok, let’s summarise. Between distinguishes 2 or more separate things — and is followed by countable or uncountable, single or plural nouns. Among means ‘one of many’, and usually goes with plural nouns.
|clause||between||noun(s) — referring to individual things|
|He shared the money equally||between||Jake and Mary|
|Her exam results put her||among||the top 10% of students in her group|