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    Does the "within" mean "fewer than?"

    "The name must be typed within 25 letters."

    Does the "within" mean "fewer than" (or "under")?
    I'm wondering whether 25 letters are OK or not according to the sentence.

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by jasmin39; 07-Mar-2017 at 10:15.

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    Re: Does the "within" mean "fewer than?"

    I'd say 25 letters is OK if spaces are not counted.

    Where did you find this? Do you have to count a space as a character/keystroke?

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    Re: Does the "within" mean "fewer than?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say 25 letters is OK if spaces are not counted.

    Where did you find this? Do you have to count a space as a character/keystroke?


    The sentence is used for a field to fill in with a first name and last name each. (I confirmed that a space is counted as a letter!!)

    Does the sentence need to be corrected like this?
    "The name must be typed within 25 characters including spaces."



    May I ask you a further question?

    I was thinking that the "within 25 letters" mean "25 letters or fewer," but some say that the phrase means "fewer than 25 letters."

    Does "within" have 2 meanings?? Does the meaning change depending on the situation?

    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by jasmin39; 07-Mar-2017 at 10:21. Reason: Made a mistake..

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    Re: Does the "within" mean "fewer than?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jasmin39 View Post
    Does the sentence need to be corrected like this?
    "The name must be typed within 25 characters including spaces." Yes.



    May I ask you a further question?

    I was thinking that the "within 25 letters" mean "25 letters or fewer," You are right.

    ...but some say that the phrase means "fewer than 25 letters." It doesn't.

    Does "within" have 2 meanings?? Does the meaning change depending on the situation? Not usually.
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