[Grammar] Your resident card has you restricted to the five boroughs only

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Ferdie11

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Hi,

Is the sentence below correct?

Your resident card has you restricted to the five boroughs only.

This comes from the movie MiB.

Many thanks.
 

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Hi,

Is the sentence below correct?

Your resident card has you restricted to the five boroughs only.

This comes from the movie MiB.

Many thanks.
Yes, it's fine.
 

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How would you say it in other words with the same meaning?
 

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eg 'Your resident card grants you access to five boroughs only'
 

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Your resident card has you restricted to the five boroughs only.

Your resident card restricts you to the five boroughs only.
 

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In other words - you must stay within the borders of New York City.
 

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In other words - you must stay within the borders of New York City.

:up: Precisely; hence the use of the definite article. This 'the five boroughs' is geographically precise, rather as 'the Square Mile' is a precise reference to the City of London (about a square mile - the financial district that (until recently) was the main area for banking in London).

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