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While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
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English

Etymology

Old English betwēonum

Pronunciation

between

Preposition

between

  1. In the position or interval that separates (two things), or intermediate in quantity or degree. (See the Usage notes below.)
    John stood between Amy and Mary.
    Let's meet between two and three.
    I want to buy one that costs somewhere between forty and fifty dollars.
  2. Shared in confidence.
    Between you and me, I think the boss is crazy.
    Let's keep this between ourselves.
  3. In transit from (one to the other, or connecting places).
    He's between jobs right now.
    The shuttle runs between the town and the airport.
  4. Combined (by effort or ownership).
    Between us all, we shall succeed.
    We've only got £5 between us.
  5. One of (representing a choice).
    You must choose between him and me.

Usage notes

  • Some groups of non-native speakers confuse between and among. The rule of thumb is that between usually applies to two things, while among applies to more than two things. Exceptions to this rule include a treaty between multiple parties, or the center of a triangle laying between its three vertices.

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