among / amongst: what’s the difference?

There is no difference at all between the meaning and use of these two options. Speakers of AE (= American English) will use ‘among’ for sure, but speakers of BE and other variations of English could use either.

Writers of all kinds may prefer ‘amongst’ for aesthetic reasons, or to imply a certain classicism to their work. That’s about it.

See the following link for more info:

Among or Amongst

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About Robert D. E. Senior

Fully qualified and experienced Professional English teacher / trainer UK native speaker BA (hons, first class) Linguistics and TEFL 15 years experience in UK, Spain and Austria FCE - CAE - CPE - BEC V - BEC H - TOEFL - IELTS Business, Academic and General English
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