Among vs Amid

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May 17, 2011 by Aisyah H. Zaelani

Among and Amid. I had been wondering how this two words can be used in contexts. Finally I found out that these two words aren’t actually synonymous.

Among should be used when it’s followed by countable nouns or group of people or things.

For examples:

  • The serial killer is walking among the crowd in Beverly Hills.
  • John is an outstanding student. He’s the brightest one among the other students.

Amid is used when it’s followed by uncountable nouns.

For example:

  • Greg quit his job amid the succession euphoria in his company.
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