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I need some help in understanding the meaning of そ and も in その中でも. I understand that の中で by itself carries the meaning of among but I could not figure out the contribution of the two other hiraganas the phrase. Additionally, why do の中で means among? Anyone know the etymology of the word.

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I think you're parsing it wrong: その is a single word, so 「その中でも」means something like "Also inside/among that" (with meaning "also, too").

As for 「の中で」, 「中」 also means "among", so 「Xの中」 means "Inside X", "Among X" (like 「Xの右」 means "To the right of X").

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