choose a partner <from><among> the people...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by tufguy, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. tufguy Senior Member

    hindi
    You need to choose a partner "from" or "among" the people or candidates available. For example, During a SKYPE speaking session 'a teacher to a student "you need to choose a partner "from" or "among" the students available on the session."'
     
  2. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    Which do you think is preferable?
     
  3. AirbusA321LR Member

    Philippines
    German
    You could also "choose one of the students.....".
     
  4. cadmus123

    cadmus123 New Member

    Chinese
    "partner with the students in the same session"?
     
  5. tufguy Senior Member

    hindi
    Among.
     
  6. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    "From" would sound fine to me.
     
  7. Hildy1 Senior Member

    English - US and Canada
    Do you have to choose only one word?
    It's possible to say "choose a partner from among the students".
     
  8. tufguy Senior Member

    hindi
    "'You need to choose a partner from among the people or candidates available" is it not odd to use "from" and "among" together?
     
  9. Englishmypassion

    Englishmypassion Senior Member

    Nainital
    India - Hindi
    No, on the contrary -- it's the idiomatic way of saying that, and what I, too, would say.
     
  10. Hildy1 Senior Member

    English - US and Canada

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