amongst vs among : Common Errors in English

About amongst vs among

Although in America “amongst” has not dated nearly as badly as “whilst,” it is still less common in standard speech than “among.” The -st forms are still widely used in the UK.

amongst in News

  1. Top 5 Coaches in Boston Celtics History

    Amid swirling reports that Doc Rivers is seriously considering stepping down after nine years as the head coach of the Boston Celtics , it seems only appropriate to determine where Rivers ranks amongst the Boston Celtic coaching greats. There have been a total of 16 coaches in the 67-year history of the Celtics franchise. However, only six were part of the 17 banners that have been raised to the ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. George H.W. Bush Does Not Think America Has Had ‘Enough Bushes’

    “I think we’ve got a split ballot amongst the Bush senior family. Pretty sure that’s the case." — Jeb Bush, to ABC News , on whether his dad, George H.W. Bush, wants him to run for president in 2016. Jeb's mom, Barbara, previously suggested that the country has had " enough Bushes ."
    on June 14, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

  3. Belgian Awful: Ambassador's Prostitute Excuse Won't Help State's Coverup Case

    The tabloid favorite amongst the brewing new State Department investigations isn't the alleged Baghdad drug-ring cover-up, or the alleged Honduras killings cover-up, or even the alleged cover-up of Hillary Clinton's security detail for an "endemic" solicitation of prostitutes. No, the sexiest of the Foggy Bottom probes — all of which State officials are trying to explain away — has to do with ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

among in News

  1. Knight among protesters arrested at legislature

    RALEIGH — Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight was among eight protesters arrested Wednesday at the North Carolina legislature while demonstrating against Republican policies and remembering past leaders of the civil rights movement.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

  2. Lions among Blackhawks fans in Stanley Cup finals

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks can boast of some mighty beasts among their supporters: two massive bronze lions that guard the Art Institute of Chicago.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Tensions among councilors still high

    Sharp exchanges kept tensions high among Elizabeth City city councilors Monday night, following a series of heated exchanges at last week’s meeting. Dear Reader, This content is only available to subscribers of The Daily Advance print and/or e-edition.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Daily Advance

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