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    Default limit / limitation

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    Is there any difference between "There is no limit to human ability." and "There are no limits to human ability."?
    I checked my dictionary and I found out that limit can be used in the singular and plural form. Can we say it depends on the context?
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    And what's the difference between limit and limitation, please?

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    Default Re: limit / limitation

    Can anybody help, please?

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    Default Re: limit / limitation

    1. Either way is OK. It's more a matter of style or context.

    2. To me, "limitation" seems to be something imposed from outside, where a "limit" may be either internal or external.

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    Default Re: limit / limitation

    Thanks SoothingDave.
    I would really appreciate it if others can help more with the second question.

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    Default Re: limit / limitation

    Thanks SoothingDave.
    I would really appreciate it if others can help more with the second question.

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