I'm torn between A, B, and C.

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by LoganLockwood, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. LoganLockwood

    LoganLockwood Senior Member

    Is it right to use "torn between" when we are talking about more than 2 options?
    If not, what's the proper way to say it?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Dlyons

    Dlyons Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    It's fine but it expresses a very strong feeling. Less emphatic would be e.g. "I'm completely undecided between A, B and C".
  3. inib

    inib Senior Member

    La Rioja, Spain
    British English
    Your title sounds fine to me, Logan. Am I right in suspecting that your doubt arose due to the eternal myth that "between can't be used for more than two"?
  4. donbill

    donbill Senior Member / Moderator

    South Carolina / USA
    English - American
    Good point, inib. I think you and I debated this in a previous thread. (You won!) I think the logical way to look at it is: I'm torn between making one decision as opposed to making the other decision. So it probably doesn't matter how many entities are in the mix. In essence, we decide on one thing instead of the other. Does that make any sense at all?
  5. LoganLockwood

    LoganLockwood Senior Member

    Plenty of sense.

    Thanks a lot, guys.

    PS: Right on, Dlyons.

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