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The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 02:45
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The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

A.The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members

B.The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team members

C.The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members

D.The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all team members

E.The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all the team members

Is the following explanation correct for the answer given?
While "between" is explicitly used for two people or things and "among" for more than two, "between" can be used when expressing multiple similar one-to-one relationships, as in "the water ran between my toes."
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Re: Usage of Between [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 04:12
whats the source .B looks good to me.
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Re: Usage of Between [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 18:46
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I beg to differ from the logic of multiple one-to-one relationships between two individuals in a collective phenomenon as management. It is not that the supervisor’s job extends to just one individual. It pervades vertically up and down and horizontally with peers. So the relationship is never between two people alone but among many, many others. Compare it with family relationships when a person has a relationship of a grandfather to his grandchildren, father to his own offsprings and husband to his wife, brother to his sister and so on. Such phenomena are just not isolated but are carried out individually and severally.

I wouldn’t think use of ‘between’ is proper;
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Re: Usage of Between [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2011, 21:48
this is a very interesting question, kept me wondering for a while.
using like is wrong here so, options A and D are out.
B uses 'also', which is wordy.

This is what i found out, [between] is still the only word available to express the relation of a thing to many surrounding things severally and individually, among expressing a relation to them collectively and vaguely”.
I think using better would be a better choice here since we are talking accountability for 1 team member to another and to every one else, meaning that the team member is accountable towards everyone. If we use among then its becomes a bit vague, we are not sure if some of the team members are accountable to every one else.

But i still can't choose between C and E, 'between all team members', 'between all the team members'.
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Re: Usage of Between [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2014, 10:20
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I beg to differ from the logic of multiple one-to-one relationships between two individuals in a collective phenomenon as management. It is not that the supervisor’s job extends to just one individual. It pervades vertically up and down and horizontally with peers. So the relationship is never between two people alone but among many, many others. Compare it with family relationships when a person has a relationship of a grandfather to his grandchildren, father to his own offsprings and husband to his wife, brother to his sister and so on. Such phenomena are just not isolated but are carried out individually and severally.

I wouldn’t think use of ‘between’ is proper;


Any experts want to elaborate on this one? I was shocked to see that 'between' was correct, I absolutely agree with Daagh here, but it would be nice to have someone else opinion to clarify this one

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Re: Usage of Between [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 08:38
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daagh wrote:
I beg to differ from the logic of multiple one-to-one relationships between two individuals in a collective phenomenon as management. It is not that the supervisor’s job extends to just one individual. It pervades vertically up and down and horizontally with peers. So the relationship is never between two people alone but among many, many others. Compare it with family relationships when a person has a relationship of a grandfather to his grandchildren, father to his own offsprings and husband to his wife, brother to his sister and so on. Such phenomena are just not isolated but are carried out individually and severally.

I wouldn’t think use of ‘between’ is proper;


Any experts want to elaborate on this one? I was shocked to see that 'between' was correct, I absolutely agree with Daagh here, but it would be nice to have someone else opinion to clarify this one

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Well , here is how I arrived to the solution . I agree with you that the use of between is likely to be incorrect but since it is already in all the solutions let's just bear with it. Then I was confused between C and E and chose C since I think that " between two members" can be correct however " between all team members" is wrong and the use of among is essential here
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