Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 25 May 2017, 14:44

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# BETWEEN vs AMONG

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 01 Oct 2010
Posts: 120
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 268 [4] , given: 172

### Show Tags

12 Nov 2010, 09:17
4
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Can anyone help me clarify:

1. From the GMATCLUB Ultimate grammar book and other sources, I understood that you can use BETWEEN for three or more subjects if they are distinctively mentioned.

However, in MGMAT Sentence Corrections, the authors instruct to use Between for 2, and among for 3 or more. They even have the following Right or Wrong question:

The negotiations between the company, the union, and the city government were initially contentious but ultimately amicable.

But their answer is WRONG: Use AMONG!

So can anyone tell me what is the actual GMAT rule?

Regards,

q10nik.
_________________

I will greatly appreciate your KUDOS my friends!

If you have any questions
New!
Manhattan GMAT Instructor
Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 184
Schools: MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management / BA, Wesleyan University
Followers: 98

Kudos [?]: 227 [1] , given: 7

### Show Tags

12 Nov 2010, 13:39
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
q10nik,

Good question! The rule is the one you saw in the Manhattan GMAT book: Use "between" for two items / people and "among" for three or more. This is similar to the rules about superlatives (below) in that there really aren't exceptions you need to worry about:

Superlatives:

-"I like coffee BETTER than tea." --> This is correct. Use "better" to compare two things. You would never use "best" in this instance.
-"Among coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, I like coffee BEST." --> Also correct. You're comparing three or more things, so you need to use "best." You wouldn't say "better" here.

Between/Among follows the same principle as better/best and other superlatives.

Hope that helps!

Brett
_________________

Brett Beach-Kimball | Manhattan GMAT Instructor

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2010
Posts: 151
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Nov 2010, 00:44
Thanks BKimball
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10366
Followers: 999

Kudos [?]: 225 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

04 Sep 2014, 12:30
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Manager
Joined: 24 Jul 2011
Posts: 236
Location: India
GMAT 1: 570 Q50 V19
GMAT 2: 650 Q49 V28
GMAT 3: 690 Q50 V34
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 45 [2] , given: 93

### Show Tags

08 Dec 2014, 21:47
2
KUDOS
What's the verdict? Does GMATCLUB Ultimate grammar book need revision on that part?

BKimball wrote:
q10nik,

Good question! The rule is the one you saw in the Manhattan GMAT book: Use "between" for two items / people and "among" for three or more. This is similar to the rules about superlatives (below) in that there really aren't exceptions you need to worry about:

Superlatives:

-"I like coffee BETTER than tea." --> This is correct. Use "better" to compare two things. You would never use "best" in this instance.
-"Among coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, I like coffee BEST." --> Also correct. You're comparing three or more things, so you need to use "best." You wouldn't say "better" here.

Between/Among follows the same principle as better/best and other superlatives.

Hope that helps!

Brett

_________________

Middle of nowhere!

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10366
Followers: 999

Kudos [?]: 225 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

18 Apr 2016, 05:53
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: BETWEEN vs AMONG   [#permalink] 18 Apr 2016, 05:53
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
4 Usage of 'between' & 'among' 7 28 Dec 2016, 12:55
3 Difference in vs Difference between 4 24 Sep 2014, 12:42
13 What is the difference between as vs like? When to use one 13 21 Sep 2016, 06:30
difference between "Between " and "among"..... 1 16 Mar 2012, 09:04
8 Distinguished between Vs Distinguished from 6 21 Sep 2016, 01:00
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# BETWEEN vs AMONG

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.