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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:49 pm 
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Between for all of them because I'm lazy

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Yet another:

We collected money in our class and we raised $100 ___________ us.

It would be natural for me to use 'among' here, but the Longman dictionary says between, why? Looks like the rules for between and among are really contradictory.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:46 pm 
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I would say between. I guess people would know what you meant with among it doesn't sound as natural as between in this case.
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Looks like the rules for between and among are really contradictory.

Welcome to the English language. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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But I guess I need to say 'There is a thief among us' . Is between possible here?


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Here is just the lady you need to ask. She could answer all your questions in the correct tense of that l'm sure.

A few years back l met her and she told me she was starting training courses in a room in the building were l live. Sounds strange but we have a driving school and a bar so it's not unusual. The entrances are outside the main building.
She asked if l would like to sit in on some of the meetings and maybe make a few comments, l had to say no and explained, that l lived in East London and there back then English just was not the same. For us.
First person present and all that garbage, don't work.
How could someone with a background like mine make comments on a teacher with a College degree in English.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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kaliope wrote:
But I guess I need to say 'There is a thief among us' . Is between possible here?

No, "between" wouldn't work in that scenario unless you literally meant something like "the person standing between us is a thief.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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"The waiter took my plate away before I'd finished eating." - I found this sentence in a grammar book as an example of a weird use of the Past Perfect tense (had + III/ed).

Now, indeed the Past Perfect tense normally refers to something that happened before something else. So this sentence should go like this: 'The waiter had taken my plate away before I finished eating' - does this sentence sound incorrect to you?


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"The waiter took my plate away before I'd finished eating" sounds more natural to me.


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I hadn't finished eating but the waiter took my plate away.

That's why l eat in McDonalds


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