Between (among?) you, me, and the bitnet

Subject: Between (among?) you, me, and the bitnet
From: Barb Miller <millerb -at- TCPLINK -dot- NREL -dot- GOV>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 1994 13:32:40 MST

I just joined the discussion group, and I have my first issue to
bring up.

Sentence: "The three-way partnership "between" Fort Lewis, the
Tacoma Public Utilities, and the Bonneville Power Administration
showcases the benefits of such partnerships."

Issue: One editor changed "between" to "among"; another changed
it back to "between."

According to Bernstein's The Careful Writer, "When three or more
things are brought into a relationship severally and
reciprocally, 'between' is proper."

Questions: Does my sentence fall under Bernstein's explanation?
Do you agree with Bernstein's interpretation? Which word is
correct in this case?

Thanks for any insight.

Barb Miller
Technical Communicator
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado

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