"Among is the earlier word of this pair: according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first appeared in Old English. The variant form, amongst, is a later development, coming along in the Middle English period. With regard to their meanings, theres no difference between among and amongst."
I still use amongst, but my wife and kids do not. I also still pronounce the “h” in the words with “wh” in them like “I wonder hwhether the weather...” and “Hwhich witch..”
posted on 08/16/2018 5:49:21 AM PDT
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