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“between” vs “among”

If I, for example, have a misunderstand with my partner, and talking with another person about it, should I say "There's something wrong among us" or "There's something wrong between us" (to mean "she and me")?

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Between applies to two; among to more than two. So "There's something wrong between us." is correct.

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so, if I have two girls, would be "there's something wrong among us"? (just to have sure of the usage) –  Tom Brito Oct 17 '11 at 18:04
    
Yes, that is right--you and the two girls make a total of three. –  JeffSahol Oct 17 '11 at 19:56
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