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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. Tensions have flared in some parts of the country between blacks with Hispanics.
B. Tensions have flared in some parts of the country between blacks and Hispanics.
C. Tensions have flared in some parts of the country among blacks and Hispanics.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above

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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. Tensions have flared in some parts of the country between blacks with Hispanics.
B. Tensions have flared in some parts of the country between blacks and Hispanics.
C. Tensions have flared in some parts of the country among blacks and Hispanics.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above



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Usage of between v/s among ...
Between X and Y , between is used when talking of two or more different things ...
Among is used when talking about things that are not distinct ...
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'Among' is used for more than two things while 'between' is used in case of two objects.
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Between X and Y.
Among X, Y, and Z.
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Between must be used to connect 2 entries; among is used for more than 2.
Between...and is idiomatically correct.
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New post 07 Oct 2018, 01:27
I think the confusion between "between" and "among" arises because the question says "blacks" and "Hispanics", which technically are not singular terms. However, in this case, they are. A correct "among" usage would be: ...among the black and Hispanic populations.
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