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What's the diffference between "be limited to do" and " be confined to do"?
I was confuse by these two when i was doing cloze. the right answer is "our noses are limited to perceiving those smells which float through the air." Why "confined to perceiving" here is wrong?
6 мар. 2011 г., 10:20
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I don't think it is wrong, but limited to is a better choice. That is because confined to has the connotation of a walled-in space or fenced-in space, at least figuratively. Limited to just has the meaning of having only a set number of choices.