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As far as I know, amongst is chiefly British, and is considered old-fashioned in American English. I changed some instances of amongst to among cause this is the way I suppose it should be. Am I right or did I do something wrong? - TopAce (Talk) 16:46, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

  • To the best of my knowledge, we favor American spelling here, so knock yourself out. --Imperialles 16:49, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
    • That's not what I asked. I know it very well that we favor American spelling. My question is that if my knowledge about amongst being old-fashioned correct or not. - TopAce (Talk) 16:54, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
      • Old-fashioned, yes, but not so archaic as to prohibit its use. Gonk (Gonk!) 17:07, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
        • From Wiktionary:
          Amidst and amongst are deprecated by style guides from both sides of the Altantic (TimesOnline and The Guardian and Hansard (Canadian parliament). Use "amid" and "among".
Wildyoda 19:26, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

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