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  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Understand the different uses of "among" and "between"
    • Understand the different uses of the word "solid"
    • Understand cultural aspects of job interviews


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Dialog: "
You were chosen from among a number of promising candidates. And it's come down to a choice between you and another up-and-comer we've been interviewing."

We use between when referring to two items.

  • I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
  • There was a lot of discussion between the President and Vice President.
  • He had to choose between walking or taking the bus to school.

We use among when referring to three or more items.

  • The prize money was divided up among all the players on the soccer team.
  • Among the hundreds of theories presented at the event, only one really stood out.
  • I really feel like I'm among friends at my high school reunions.

There is an exception to the use of between. We can use between with more than two items when someone or something is between several clearly separated or individual people or things; and among when something or someone is in a group which we cannot see separately.

  • She had to choose between Yale, Harvard, and Brown.
  • She had to choose among the Ivy League universities.

Sobre esta aula

Getting through a job interview in your mother tongue is difficult enough. But the thought of having to do it in English could drive you mad! But never fear, in this lesson we'll give you some great tips on how to come out on top and impress your potential new boss. Join us in part I of a two-part series on "Getting the Job"!

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