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between*/*/*/
[bɪˈtwiːn]
grammar word summary: Between can be: ■ a preposition: the distance between two places ■ an adverb: two classes with a short break between
1) with sb/sth on each side or end in a position with people or things on each side or end
Hold the needle between your finger and thumb.[/ex]
Trains running between Liverpool and Manchester were delayed.[/ex]
A sandwich is two slices of bread with something in between.[/ex]
Charlotte sat in between her two sons.[/ex]
2) with times or events before and after in the period after one time or event and before the next
The office will be closed between Christmas and New Year.[/ex]
I have two classes this morning, with a short break in between.[/ex]
3) within a range within a range of numbers or amounts
children between the ages of 4 and 13[/ex]
4) involving two people or things used for showing which people or things are involved in something
a conversation between the Prime Minister and the President[/ex]
Scientists believe there is a link between diet and cancer.[/ex]
a match between England and Germany[/ex]
See:
among
5) talking about differences used for showing which people or things are similar or different
Does a five-year-old know the difference between right and wrong?[/ex]
There are parallels between computer systems and the human brain.[/ex]
6) shared or divided used for showing how something is shared or divided
We agreed to split the profits equally between us.[/ex]
7) talking about choices used for showing that you can choose one of two or more things
You can choose between pasta, pizza, or burgers.[/ex]
between you and me — used when you are telling someone something that you do not want anyone else to know[/ex]

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