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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (April 21, 2008)

Are You Among or Amongst Friends?

Well, the truth is that you can use "among" or "amongst" and you would still be right.

In use, they are interchangeable. In practice, however, "among" is much more frequently used in modern writing.

But, never let anyone tell you that you are wrong to use "amongst" as it may indeed be the right choice because of style or its slightly different sound.

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