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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: among others Reply with quote

Does "among others" mean "about"?

The companies were among more than 150 firms, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Sony, that had cut sharing deals with the world’s dominant social media platform. The agreements, previously reported in The New York Times, let the companies see users’ friends, contact information and other data, sometimes without consent. Facebook has phased out most of the partnerships over the past two years.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: among others Reply with quote

hiromichi wrote:
Does "among others" mean "about"?

The companies were among more than 150 firms, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Sony, that had cut sharing deals with the world’s dominant social media platform. The agreements, previously reported in The New York Times, let the companies see users’ friends, contact information and other data, sometimes without consent. Facebook has phased out most of the partnerships over the past two years.


This quote doesn't include the words "among others" in it. The sentence that says, "The companies were among more than 150 firms...." means the companies were included as part of the more than 150 firms. I'm not sure if that answers your question.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorikeet,
Sorry for my misquotation. Your reply resolved my question. Thank you.
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