among others

  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Here 'among' is basically like 'and'. Capone was brought down by numerous people: Hoover, Johnson, Wilson, Irey, and some others. The sentence names four people among the larger number who brought Capone down. But unlike 'and others', 'among others' can also go at elsewhere:

    Among others, Capone was arrested by the FBI. [The FBI arrested other people too.]
    Among other serious crimes, Capone was charged with tax fraud, murder, and keeping an elephant without a licence. [There were more than three serious crimes.]
     
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