What’s the difference between among and between? Put simply—a bit too simply—among is used for choices involving more than two people or items, and between is used for choices involving two people or items.

However, to make the simple a bit more complicated, between can be used with more than two choices when the choices are clearly separate and different from one another. Among is used when the choices are connected or in a group. For example, “Please keep the secret between you, me, and Sam,” or “Please choose your favorite among the desserts.”

When talking about location, between means in the middle of; among means surrounded by. For example, “I drove between the median and shoulder of the road,” or “I parked among the other vans in the crowded lot.”Christa Riddle New Jersey Resume Writer