|Between is used when we separate two places, people, or objects.|
1. Mr. Matsumoto sat between Mr. Sato and Ms. Ueda during the company’s foundation day.
2. Tower 2 is located between two large buildings.
3. My gift for her birthday is between the 2 red boxes.
|Between is used also to talk about intervals or distances.|
1. I’ll meet you in the cafeteria between eleven thirty and twelve thirty.
2. We need two metres between the boxes.
|Between is also used before “each”.|
1. There are 10 minutes break between each classes.
2. There seems to be the same between each of them.
|Between or among more than two|
- When someone or somebody is between several things clearly separates them like people or things. We use “among” when someone or something is in a group, a crowd, or many people or things which we do not separately see.
Jane’s house is between the village, the river and the small farm.
A wooden chair made of an old trunk is hidden among the trees.
|Dividing and sharing : difference|
We can divide or share things between or among more than two people or groups.
The pizza I bought was divided between/among the children.
The parents’ wealth is divided between/among him and his siblings.
|We also use “between” after difference.|
There are a lot of differences among his past boyfriends.
What is the difference between the previous and present president?
|“one of” etc|
Among can also mean “one of”, or “some of”, or “included in”
Among the first to greet me for my birthday was my childhood friend.
He has a number of favorites among his classmates we back high school.