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Between two stools one falls to the ground inability to choose between, or accommodate oneself to, alternative viewpoints or courses of action may end in disaster. Recorded in English from...

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between

Overview page.

Between two stools one falls to the ground inability to choose between, or accommodate oneself to, alternative viewpoints or courses of action may end in disaster. Recorded in English from...

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between

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 619 words.

1 general.

Between is an adverb (houses with spaces between) and a preposition (houses with spaces between

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between

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 619 words.

1. general.

Between is an adverb (houses with spaces between) and a preposition (houses with spaces between

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between

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

between the devil and the deep blue sea: see devil.

between a rock and a hard place: see rock

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between

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 69 words.

between two stools one falls to the ground inability to choose between, or accommodate oneself to, alternative viewpoints or courses

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between

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 2025 words.

A. And among.

Between is commonly said to be proper with two things, and among with more than two.

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between

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 123 words.

Aberdeen, Amin, aquamarine, baleen, bean, been, beguine, Benin, between, canteen, careen, Claudine, clean, contravene, convene, cuisine, dean, Dene,

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between

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 123 words.

Aberdeen, Amin, aquamarine, baleen, bean, been, beguine, Benin, between, canteen, careen, Claudine, clean, contravene, convene, cuisine, dean, Dene,

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between

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 335 words.

And among.

Between is commonly said to be better with two things, and among with more than two. Ernest

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between (preposition)

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1481 words.

1 between you and I. 2 between and among. 3 between each, between every followed by a singular noun. 4

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