Re: within vs. in

Subject: Re: within vs. in
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: Tammy Van Boening <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- healthlanguage -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 07:54:39 +1100

Tammy Van Boening wrote:
> All,
> I can find all kinds of references for the correct use of in to vs.
> into, but nothing for within vs. in. I use "in" and I have a SME who
> insists on "within." It's not worth getting my hackles all raised for
> this issue, but for my own edification, any thoughts, references, etc?
> To me, they mean the same thing and simpler writing is better, so I
> stick with "in." (Kinda' like on or upon.)

I agree with your reasoning but have no source material
to provide. However, I do recommend that you emphasize
in review cover letters or conversations with reviewers
that their review should concentrate on the technical
aspects of the documentation and that you have the final
say on wording unless they can indicate that there is a
technical problem with the text as it stands.

Best of luck,

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