Amoung vs. Among

By Jaxson

  • Amoung (preposition)

    archaic spelling of among

  • Among (preposition)

    Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst)

    “How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them?”

  • Among (preposition)

    Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.

    “He is among the few who completely understand the subject.”

  • Among (preposition)

    Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.

    “Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.”

  • Among (preposition)

    situated more or less centrally in relation to (several other things)

    “you’re among friends”

    “flowers hidden among the roots of the trees”

  • Among (preposition)

    being a member or members of (a larger set)

    “snakes are among the animals most feared by man”

    “a British woman was among the 54 victims of the disaster”

  • Among (preposition)

    occurring in or shared by (some members of a group or community)

    “members of the government bickered among themselves”

    “a drop in tooth decay among children”

  • Among (preposition)

    indicating a division, choice, or differentiation involving three or more participants

    “the State Council would elect a temporary president from among its members”

    “the old king called the three princesses to divide his kingdom among them”

Oxford Dictionary

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