within vs among : Common Errors in English

About within vs among

“Within” means literally “inside of,” but when you want to compare similarities or differences between things you may need “among” instead. It’s not “There are some entertaining movies within the current releases,” but “among the current releases.” But you can use “within” by rewriting the sentence to lump the movies together into a single entity: “There are some entertaining movies within the current batch of releases.” A batch is a single thing, and the individual films that make it up are within it.

within Meaning(s)

  • (r) on the inside

within in News

  1. Turkish PM: Authorities will rid Istanbul's Taksim Square of 'troublemakers' within 24 hours

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish PM: Authorities will rid Istanbul's Taksim Square of 'troublemakers' within 24 hours.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

  2. Coty's IPO Prices Within Targeted Range, Source Says

    Coty's IPO Prices Within Targeted Range, Source Says
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  3. GM targets investment grade rating 'within the year'

    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday said it is targeting an investment grade credit rating "within the year" as the automaker works to distance itself from the stigma of its 2009 bankruptcy. GM disclosed the goal in slides posted online ahead of presentations by Chief Executive Dan Akerson and Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann, who are meeting with analysts at the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters 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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