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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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lil_shepherd
May. 13th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, 'in' would be okay, but 'within' is also fine, if formal, and can I add my voice to those who've never heard or read 'inside of' in this context.
nmg
May. 13th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yes - I voted 'within' before adding the comment above.