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    boundary and bound

    Dear teachers,

    I can't see the difference between "bound" and "boundary" and between "bounce" and "bound" when they mean "spring back". Could you please explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: boundary and bound

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I can't see the difference between "bound" and "boundary" and between "bounce" and "bound" when they mean "spring back". Could you please explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Boundary is a noun. Bound is more often used as a verb.
    A land is bound by its boundary. The boundary is also the bounds of the land.
    A ball bounces; a dog bounds along the road. You could interchange them, but it would sound just a bit odd.

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