Vocab: The difference in using "between" and "among"

Hello Ajarn Ken,

I think that between and among are the same word. How do I use these properly in English?

Pieter from Bulgaria

Hi Pieter

How are you today?

The difference between "between" and "among'' is that we generally use "between" for two people or things, whilst we use "among" for more than two people or things.

For example, we can say "Between the two subjects of history and geography, I like history more than geography", while we can also say, "Among all the subjects I study at school, I like science the most."

Hope this answers you! and good luck with your English!

Ajarn Ken