Among versus Amongst

The Difference Between Among and Amongst


Among and amongst are both prepositions, meaning in the midst of, surrounded by, in the company of, or in association with. For example,

  • A Northeasterner amongst Southerners.
  • I found myself among the wealthy.
  • There was a group or tourists amongst my group in the museum.
  • Don’t worry; you’re among friends!
  • They are always fighting amongst themselves.

    Summary
    Amongst vs. among are both prepositions, meaning in the company of or surrounded by.

    They can be used interchangeably, so choosing one over the other depends on writing style.

    Among is the more common variant in American and British English.

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