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    Question Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    Sometimes I am confused, maybe for cause of my own language, when I say something with 'in'. For example:

    I have developed my experience in the Banking sector - is it correct or acceptable? - or must I to say I have developed my experience within the Banking sector... ?

    Another example

    I am Italian with fluency in English and conversational in Spanish which I am very happy to use in my role - Or must I to say within my role ... ?


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    Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunMoon View Post
    Sometimes I am confused, maybe for cause of my own language, when I say something with 'in'. For example:

    I have developed my experience in the Banking sector - is it correct or acceptable? - or must I to say I have developed my experience within the Banking sector... ?

    Another example

    I am Italian with fluency in English and conversational in Spanish which I am very happy to use in my role - Or must I to say within my role ... ?

    Both “Within” and “In” are prepositions having similar use, because both are synonymous with the word “Inside”. At times they are interchangeable.
    1. In used to show a location or something inside: We put the gift in a box.
    Students are in the classroom.
    2. Within: Internal to, not outside(Inside); located in the bounds of
    We put the gift within a box.
    Students are within the classroom.
    So in your case; I have developed my experience in the Banking sector - is correct or you can also say: I have developed my experience within the Banking sector... ?
    Of course “within” has some specific uses; such as: Before the specified duration ends. Here also you can use “In” as below.
    Leave the place within three days.
    Leave the place in three days time.


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    Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    1. In used to show a location or something inside: "We put the gift in a box."
    Students are in the classroom.
    2. Within: Internal to, not outside(Inside); located in the bounds of
    "We put the gift within a box."


    Sarat:
    Then what is the practical difference between:
    We put the gift in a box.
    We put the gift within a box.

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    Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    Leave the place within three days.
    Leave the place in three days time.


    In these sentences, there is a difference in meaning.
    "Leave the place within three days", means leave the place any time in the next three days.

    "Leave the place in three days" means leave it three days from now.

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    Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    We are confusing the different meanings of 'in' and 'within'. The examples given
    "Leave the place within three days", means leave the place any time in the next three days.
    is expressing a period of time during which an event takes place

    "Leave the place in three days" means leave it three days from now.
    is expressing the length of time before a future event is expected to take place


    SunMoon is asking about 'in' and 'within' - and the difference - when 'in' refers to the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else.
    What's the difference there!?

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    Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post


    SunMoon is asking about 'in' and 'within' - and the difference - when 'in' refers to the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else.
    What's the difference there!?
    In the first instance, he/she could leave immediately, the next day or at the end of the third day.

    In the second instance, it means that the leaving will take place on the third day.

    "I will get my master's degree within 4 years."
    "I will get my master's degree in 4 years."

    The first indicates that if I study and work hard, then anytime in the period of max. 4 years, I should be fiinshed.

    The second indicates that the time period has been set.

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    Exclamation Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    1. In used to show a location or something inside: "We put the gift in a box."
    Students are in the classroom.
    2. Within: Internal to, not outside(Inside); located in the bounds of
    "We put the gift within a box."

    Sarat:
    Then what is the practical difference between:
    We put the gift in a box.
    We put the gift within a box.
    There is practically no difference but here "in" is more appropriate.

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    WOW...!!!

    I asked an interesting question... Thank you to everybody!!!


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    Re: Is it a mistake to use in instead of within?

    SunMoon: Can you now state the difference between 'in' and 'within'? Like to tell us?

    ( I am wondering if so far, we have really explained it for SunMoon.)

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