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Limitation vs. restriction?



 
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Limitation vs. restriction? #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:00 am   Limitation vs. restriction?
 

Test No. incompl/advan-18 "Money Matters (1)", question 8

Under the rules laid down by the bank there is a ......... on the amount of money you can get out from a cash machine in any one day.

(a) limiting
(b) restriction
(c) restricting
(d) limitation

Test No. incompl/advan-18 "Money Matters (1)", answer 8

Under the rules laid down by the bank there is a restriction on the amount of money you can get out from a cash machine in any one day.

Correct answer: (b) restriction

Your answer was: incorrect
Under the rules laid down by the bank there is a limitation on the amount of money you can get out from a cash machine in any one day.
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Please, why "restriction" and not "limitation"?
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Limitation vs. restriction #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:09 am   Limitation vs. restriction
 

Limitation is used in connection with intangible factors such as process, time, size etc.

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Limitation vs. restriction? #3 (permalink) Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:59 am   Limitation vs. restriction?
 

Hello,

I am afraid i am still not clear about the difference between Limitation and Restriction. Does that mean restriction is used for tangible things!
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Limitation vs. restriction? #4 (permalink) Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:32 am   Limitation vs. restriction?
 

Hi

Tangible-intangible?
Hmm...

Which one would be 'more right' then:

restriction of (on?) rights
or
limitation of (on?) rights?
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Limitation vs. restriction? #5 (permalink) Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:36 am   Limitation vs. restriction?
 

In my opinion, the word limit would be "the most correct" for the test sentence. :lol:
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The word 'limitation' would most likely not be used in a sentence like this in American English. Instead the word 'limit' would be used. The word 'limit' would indicate a sort of figurative border beyond which you may not go.

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Limitation vs. restriction? #6 (permalink) Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:48 am   Limitation vs. restriction?
 

I’m a client of Barclays bank.

Let's see how they use both words in the UK.

Quote:
Currency restrictions

These are imposed when a government has to curb the amount of real money either leaving or being brought into the country. Restrictions are sometimes imposed when inflation is running rampant.


But a bit below:
Quote:
Export limitations

Some countries may impose limitations on the amount of money you can take out of the country. These are called export limitations.

http://www.personal.barclays.co.uk/BRC1/jsp/brccontrol?task=articlegroup&site=pfs&value=6231&menu=3893
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