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Within vs. Inside vs Inside of

Which of the following might you use? An event happens...

Inside the first five lines of the poem
11(11.7%)
Inside of the first five lines of the poem
1(1.1%)
Within the first five lines of the poem
82(87.2%)

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nmg
May. 13th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'd be more inclined to say "in the first five lines of the poem".
owlfish
May. 13th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
That was a major omission on my part - good point.

Fortunately, my real goal in posting this was to find out if "inside the first five lines" was valid and, if so, for whom/where it might be valid, so the poll is still fit for purpose.
gillpolack
May. 13th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Me too.
heleninwales
May. 13th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Me too.
daisho
May. 13th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Me too. :) But, to address the point at issue, I'd say 'inside' is a suitable limiting word in the circumstances, just not the preferable one.
labellementeuse
May. 13th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
+1.
_nicolai_
May. 14th, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)
Me too.