prep. 在 … 之中；…之一
among 义务阶段1500 全国卷频次:43
But the next time you find yourself among strangers, consider that small talk is worth the trouble.
The fire destroyed many well-known buildings, old St Paul’s and the Guildhall among them.
Among rich countries, people in the United States work the longest hours.
Among these people was a man named Alfred Butts.
from among 从…中间；从…当中
among others 其中；尤其；除了别的之外
among the rest adv. 在其中
among the number 在其中，包括在内;也在其中，包括在内;
在…之中;在一群(組)之中;於…之間The lagging man tagged the bags among the luggage with small flags.落伍者給行李中的袋子加上小旗標簽.
1. surrounded by sb / sth; in the middle of sb / sth
a house among the trees
They strolled among the crowds.
I found the letter amongst his papers.
It’s OK, you’re among friends now.
2. being included or happening in groups of things or people
A British woman was among the survivors.
He was among the last to leave.
This attitude is common among the under-25s.
这种态度在 25 岁以下的青年中很普遍。
‘What was wrong with the job?’ ‘Well, the pay wasn’t good, among other things.’
Discuss it among yourselves first (= with each other).
3. used when you are dividing or choosing sth, and seven or more people or things are involved
They divided the money up among the children.
1 in or through the middle of a group of people or things 在…当中，为…所围绕
The girl quickly disappeared among the crowd.
I could hear voices coming from somewhere among the bushes.
We walked among the chestnut woods on the mountain slopes.
She began rummaging among the books on her desk.
2 with a particular group of people 与〔某一群人〕在一起
Jim relaxed, knowing he was among friends.
3 used to say that many people in a group have the same feeling or opinion, or that something affects many people in a group 在…群体中
The problem is causing widespread concern among scientists.
The general opinion among police officers was that the law should be tightened.
The changes will mean 7,000 job losses among railway workers.
4 used to talk about a particular person, thing, or group as belonging to a larger group 在…（人员）中，是…之一
She was the eldest among them.
Innocent civilians were among the casualties.
My grandfather had among his possessions a portrait by Matisse.
Representatives were chosen by the students from among themselves.
5 among other things/places/factors etc used to say that you are only mentioning one or two people or things out of a much larger group 除了其他东西/地方/因素等
At the meeting they discussed, among other things, recent events in Japan.
6 if something is divided or shared among a group of people, each person is given a part of it 在…之间（分配）
A father’s property was divided among his heirs.
7 among yourselves/ourselves/themselves with each other 在你们/我们/他们之间
The allies found it hard to agree among themselves.
USAGE: Among, between
Origin among Old English on gemonge, from on + gemong “crowd”
The form amongst is also used, but is more literary. 亦使用amongst，但文学性更强。
1.PREP 介词在…中;被…所环绕 Someone or something that is situated or moving among a group of things or people is surrounded by them.
…youths in their late teens sitting among adults…
They walked among the crowds in Red Square.
…a little house among the trees.
2.PREP 介词与…在一起;在…的集体之中 If you are among people of a particular kind, you are with them and having contact with them.
Things weren’t so bad, after all. I was among friends again…
I was brought up among people who read and wrote a lot.
3.PREP 介词在（其）中；…之一 If someone or something is among a group, they are a member of that group and share its characteristics.
A fifteen year old girl was among the injured…
Also among the speakers was the new American ambassador to Moscow.
4.PREP 介词在…中 If you want to focus on something that is happening within a particular group of people, you can say that it is happening among that group.
Homicide is the leading cause of death among black men…
Unemployment is quite high, especially among young people.
5.PREP 介词（发生）于…之间，在…中 If something happens among a group of people, it happens within the whole of that group or between the members of that group.
The calls for reform come as intense debate continues among the leadership over the next five-year economic plan…
I am sick of all the quarrelling among politicians who should be concentrating on vital issues.
6.PREP 介词对…中的大多数成员而论；据…的普遍看法 If something such as a feeling, opinion, or situation exists among a group of people, most of them have it or experience it.
The biggest fear among parents thinking of using the Internet is that their children will be exposed to pornography…
The resort is popular among ski enthusiasts.
7.PREP 介词在…群体中 You use among before a noun to mention a group when talking about a smaller group within it.
Among those 18 and over, 510,000 benefit claimants were not unemployed…
Among the varieties available, my preference stays with the old and lovely pink-flowered variety, ‘Apple Blossom’.
8.PREP 介词与…一样；与…相同 If something applies to a particular person or thing among others, it also applies to other people or things.
…a news conference attended among others by our foreign affairs correspondent…
She knew many theatrical personalities and had worked, among others, with George Bernard Shaw.
9.PREP 介词在…之间（共享） If something is shared among a number of people, some of it is given to all of them.
Most of the furniture was left to the neighbours or distributed among friends…
She tried to ensure her affection was equally shared among all three children.
10.PREP 介词在…内部（谈论、争斗或达成一致） If people talk, fight, or agree among themselves, they do it together, without involving anyone else.
European farm ministers disagree among themselves…
The directors have been arguing among themselves.
Usage Note :
If there are more than two people or things, you should use among or amongst. If there are only two people or things you should use between…an area between Mars and Jupiter. You can also talk about relationships between or among people or things, and discussions between or among people. …an argument between his mother and another woman. …an opportunity to discuss these issues amongst themselves. Amongst is a bit old-fashioned. Note that if you are between things or people, the things or people are on either side of you. If you are among or amongst things or people, they are all around you …the bag standing on the floor between us. …the sound of a pigeon among the trees.
人或物的数量超过两个时应该用among或amongst。要是其数量只有两个，应该用between。例如，an area between Mars and Jupiter（火星和木星之间的区域）。between或among可用来表示人或事物之间的关系或是人们之间的讨论：an argument between his mother and another woman（他母亲和另一个女人之间的争论），an opportunity to discuss these issues amongst themselves（他们内部讨论这些问题的一个机会）。amongst则略显过时。between表示在两者之间。当被人或物包围时，用among或amongst。例如，the bag standing on the floor between us（书包放在我们俩之间的地板上），the sound of a pigeon among the trees（树林里鸽子的叫声）。
also amongst /əˈmʌŋst/
: in or through (a group of people or things)在…中
The disease spread quickly among the members of the community.
The house is nestled among the trees.
The ball was hidden among the leaves.
There were ducks among the geese.
There were several hecklers scattered among the crowd.
: in the presence of (a group of people)与（某一群人）在一起
The leader was standing among [=amidst] his supporters.
She enjoys spending time at home among [=with] family and friends.
He lived among artists and writers.
The people of the town were frightened to think that a killer might be living among them.
Relax. You’re among friends here. [=the people here are your friends] 放松点儿，周围都是朋友。
◊ When people do something among themselves, they do it as a group without involving others.彼此间；某群人彼此之间
The brothers are always quarreling among themselves. [=are always quarreling with each other] 这对兄弟总是争来吵去。
They were unable to agree among themselves.
We were joking among ourselves.
— used to talk about the opinions, feelings, etc., of a group of people普遍存在于（某一群人）之中
There is much unhappiness among voters. [=many voters are unhappy] 很多选民不高兴。
attitudes that are common among older people [=attitudes that many older people have] 很多老年人所持的态度
There is debate among researchers about the causes of this disease.
a TV show that is popular among young women
He is known among his colleagues as a reliable worker.
— used to indicate the group of people or things involved in or affected by something在…的一类中
The new policy has led to increased competition among local businesses.
There has been a high rate of illness among the children in this community.
No one among them expected to survive.
— used to say that a person or thing is part of a larger group属于
He is among her greatest admirers. [=he is one of her greatest admirers] 他是她的忠实崇拜者之一。
He can be counted among the greatest players in the game’s history.
Among his good qualities is honesty.
He has many good qualities. Chief among them is his honesty.
Among other things she was president of her college class.
She met with the company’s president and vice president, among others.
— used to indicate the group of people or things being considered, compared, etc.在…范围内（考虑、比较等）
They compared several new cars but found few differences among them.
We were allowed to choose (from) among several options.
: in shares to each of (a group of people)在（某一群人）中（分配）
The property was divided equally among the four survivors. [=each of the four survivors received an equal share of the property] 财产在四个幸存者中均分。
The food was distributed among the people.
— used to describe someone who is unusual or excellent in some way在…中（表现突出的）
He is an actor among actors. [=he is a great actor] 他是演员中的佼佼者。
He was a giant among men. [=he was very famous, powerful, successful, etc.] 他是个出类拔萃的人。