I've just read 'Discerning among clinical symptoms'. I know there are rules for the use of among and between (between - distinct entities; among - not individually specified), but between seems correct in this case? Would it always be 'discerning between'? Thanks for your help!!!

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Hello, Joho, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

The general rule is to use "between" when there are two things or people involved and "among" when there are more than two.

However, if there are more than two things or people involved, "between" may still be used if the many countable things are thought of as being related in pairs.

That applies here. In distinguishing between symptoms, we compare one type of symptom with another. That is why "distinguish between symptoms" works well.

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