Preposition. Among. Note: at this point, “amongst”–like “whilst,” “amidst,” and “oftentimes”–is quite prevalent in “unofficial” writing, such as blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, and student writing, but has not yet penetrated the American mainstream. Give it time. “A wicked straight-faced satire of despair and false hope amongst the hip.” (Michael Sragow, The New Yorker, October 10, 1994, capsule review of the film “The New Age”)/”Narcissism an epidemic amongst Millenial students.” (Blog post, March 3, 2011).
AbbreviationsOED=Oxford English Dictionary AmE=American English BrE=British English
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