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    rezaaa is offline Junior Member
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    What does "playing time limited" mean in the sentence below?

    Is Van de Beek feeling homesick?

    "Midfielder Donny van de Beek has seen his Manchester United playing time limited since signing from Ajax in August for a fee in the region of 40m. He didn't make it off the bench for Saturday's drab draw with Chelsea." I do not understand why it is "time limited". Should not it be "limited time"? Also, i do not understand what "has seen his Manchester United playing time limited" means.
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    Re: What does "playing time limited" mean in the sentence below?

    The amount of time he has spent actually playing for the team in matches has been limited.
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    Re: What does "playing time limited" mean in the sentence below?

    I think you're parsing the sentence wrong. Let me highlight the parts for you:

    Quote Originally Posted by rezaaa View Post
    Midfielder Donny van de Beek has seen his Manchester United playing time limited ...

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    Re: What does "playing time limited" mean in the sentence below?

    May I ask a question here?

    Does the "has seen" in that sentence mean something like "has experienced"?

    https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionari...sh/see_1?q=see (#15)

    (Alice Chu might be interested in that construction.)

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    Re: What does "playing time limited" mean in the sentence below?

    Yes.

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