Grammar Patterns

within N

The 'limits' group

These nouns are used to indicate that there are restrictions on how or to what extent something may be done.
Political parties and the media operate within carefully defined limits.
A novel can be any length you like within reason or you can split it up into several novels if it really gets very long.
  • within bounds
  • within limits
  • within reason
  • within ... bounds /within the bounds of ...
  • within ... limits /within the limits of ...
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