In-between and between and For the time being or For now
What is the difference between in-between and between?
What is the difference betwen “For the time being” Or “For now”
In-between is an adjective (and sometimes a noun) that is synonymous with "intermediate". It imparts the sense of being between extremes to the noun it modified. Here are two sentences that suggest how the two words are used:
Children between ten and twelve years old are considered tweens. This in-between age is an awkward time when the preadolescent has outgrown childhood but is not yet a teenager.
American English has developed the term tween to descibe this in-between period. Tween is a shortening of between and is intended to be reminiscent of teen (from teenager).
"For the time being" and "for now" are synonyms, with "for the time being" having a more formal, perhaps stuffy sound.
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