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Hi. In the following sentences would you use among or in? Is there a difference between the two? Among strikes me as incorrect, but I can't think of any reasons for that feeling, and I can't find much info on the word among (except for stuff differentiating it from between).


The link between PTSD and anger has been consistently demonstrated among combat veterans, and our results underscore the importance of addressing anger among and Afghanistan War veterans.

or

The link between PTSD and anger has been consistently demonstrated in combat veterans and our results underscore the importance of addressing anger in and Afghanistan War veterans.
Thanks!

Andrew
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The meaning is 4 here:

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4 : in the number or class of<wittiest among poets> <among other things she was president of her college class>

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/among
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and I don't think in would be good enough to say all that.
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I would use "in" in both of these cases.
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You're probably right, but why don't you think that in would be sufficient?

In seems simpler too me.

And I don't know that definition 4 is an exact match. After all, I could not insert an in into either of those two examples (wittiest in poets; in other things she was president....), but for my examples in seems at least plausible (if not better).

Perhaps I'm just annoyed because this writer uses among phrases several times a page and I feel like in wouldn't stand out so much....
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