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Suppose I write as follows:

1st: I was told he is clever.
2nd: I was told he was clever

3rd: I've been told he is clever.
What is the difference among the sentences above?

Questions:
1. Is it correct that I use 'among' above because they are more than two sentences?
2. Or should I use 'between' because I'm actually referring to the difference between the 1st and the 2nd, between the 1st and the 3rd, and between the 2nd and the 3rd?
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AnonymousSuppose I write as follows:1st: I was told he is clever.2nd: I was told he was clever3rd: I've been told he is clever.What is the difference among the sentences above?Questions:1. Is it correct that I use 'among' above because they are more than two sentences?2. Or should I use 'between' because I'm actually referring to the difference between the 1st and the 2nd, between the 1st and the 3rd, and between the 2nd and the 3rd?
You should use 'between' because you're actually referring to the difference between the 1st and the 2nd, between the 1st and the 3rd, and between the 2nd and the 3rd.

I can't think of a single case where we say, "What is the difference among ...?" Differences are always reckoned in pairs.

CJ
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anonymous Suppose I write as follows:
1st: I was told he is clever.
2nd: I was told he was clever

3rd: I've been told he is clever.
What is the difference among the sentences above?
Questions:
1. Is it correct that I use 'among' above because they are more than two sentences?
2. Or should I use 'between' because I'm actually referring to the difference between the 1st and the 2nd, between the 1st and the 3rd, and between the 2nd and the 3rd?

Please don't add posts that contain nothing but a quotation of the original question. It adds nothing to the discussion to ask the same thing again, especially when the answer has already been given.

Thread locked.

CJ

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