I'm not sure what 'falls' means in this context, thanks!
The original sentence goes:
The administrative overheads of a business are low to the extent that everyone working in the business can be trusted to behave in a way that best promotes the interests of the firm. If they can each be trusted to take such responsibilities, and to exercise such initiative as FALLS within their sphere, then administrative overheads will be low.
"Falls" seems to me a noun, which refers to the "low" of administrative overheads from the first sentence.
I'm not sure if I am correct.
Thank you!Thanks Sacha, but I'm still quite confused. So...fall here is a noun, or 'falls within the sphere' can be taken as a whole,as some kind of a phrase or idiom to say things that are under the interest/responsibility. Is it expression a rather informal one? Because I really can't see it from either dictionary.
Thanks again!Also, can I replace 'fall' here with other words...like...... responsibilities / obligations?Thanks Dancing bear, so 'fall' in this sentence is a verb? @_@