Amid so many blogs, Mr. Rewrite is a rare find

Mr. Rewrite needs a quick, cheap post today. So here you go ...

The AP Stylebook calls for amid rather than amidst. Mr. Rewrite catches this one a lot on edit, but to be honest he can't figure out why anyone would use either. Too stuffy.

Garner's Modern American Usage suggests substituting the much more conversational in or among whenever possible. Ditto from Mr. Rewrite.


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Mr. Rewrite said...

Gak. Thanks so much for pointing that out.