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# Even though the foreign exchange student was from a

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Even though the foreign exchange student was from a [#permalink]  21 Jan 2013, 05:21
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Even though the foreign exchange student was from a completely different culture, it was not long before she felt comfortable between us.
A.between us
B.between most of us
C.around us
D.among us
E.in this culture where the rest of us are comfortable

Doesn't 'Around us' sound better than 'Among us'?
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Re: Even though the foreign exchange student was from a complete [#permalink]  21 Jan 2013, 07:21
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The student after was comfortable $$among$$ the other students (or at least in the classroom). Around is completely inappropriate

See the use of around http://www.perfectyourenglish.com/usage/around.htm
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Re: Even though the foreign exchange student was from a complete [#permalink]  21 Jan 2013, 11:24
Why is A incorrect? They could have a three-way and she is between the narrator and some other guy? D is incorrect because it changes the meaning of the sentence.
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Re: Even though the foreign exchange student was from a complete [#permalink]  22 Jan 2013, 06:50
You shouldn't use between if more than two people or entities are involved and these entities are not treated as distinct entities/individuals. It is ok to say there was a three-way between me and Tom and Dan, but it would be incorrect to say "the three-way caused a rift between us." You need to use among when dealing with a collective noun like class/us, where the separate individuals are not treated distinctly. A better guide dealing with between vs. among is:
http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/be ... among.aspx.
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Re: Even though the foreign exchange student was from a complete [#permalink]  23 Jan 2013, 00:29
It is incorrect because it changes the meaning of the sentence. You need to use among when dealing with a collective noun like class/us, where the separate individuals are not treated distinctly.
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Re: Even though the foreign exchange student was from a [#permalink]  31 Mar 2013, 09:23
I think the new student is one of the students in that class or school. Thus Among is better than Around...

Correct me if i am wrong....
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