between : Common Errors in English

About between

“Between 1939 to 1945” is obviously incorrect to most people—it should be “between 1939 and 1945”—but the error is not so obvious when it is written thus: “between 1939-1949.” In this case, the “between” should be dropped altogether. Also incorrect are expressions like “there were between 15 to 20 people at the party.” This should read “between 15 and 20 people.”

between Meaning(s)

  • (r) in the interval
  • (r) in between

between in News

  1. Obama draws distinction between China's purported hacking and 'standard fare' spying

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is drawing a distinction between China's alleged intellectual property theft and what he calls "standard fare" spying on other countries.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Obama: Difference between spying and hacking - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is drawing a distinction between China's alleged intellectual property theft and what he calls "standard fare" spying on other countries.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Service between countries was suspended 50 years ago

    Direct mail between the United States and Cuba was suspended 50 years ago. Now the two countries have agreed to hold talks on reestablishing that service, but U.S. officials caution the discussions "are technical in nature" and do not indicate any change in policy toward Cuba.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: WJXT Jacksonville

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