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snyprecon 3 years, 9 months ago
Anyone know the proper way of using these two words?
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Aggeloi 3 years, 9 months ago
A quick googling tells me that there is no real difference, though 'among' is the more modern form.
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Blackmailman 3 years, 3 months ago
I wouldn't get too caught up in the proper usage of words, just think of how you perceive the two. 'Amongst' to me, has a little more proper or uptight ring to it, while among has a more casual, colloquial sound. Word choice like this is going to give your story it's voice. How would you like your story to be read?
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