Academic Word of the Day: restriction
‘Restrict’ is to limit something so that only some people – not all – are allowed to use it or they can use it some – but not all – of the time. Some of the papers that students study at university have restrictions – usually more advanced papers are restricted to students who’ve already studied the introductory paper.
Access to laboratories is restricted to students undertaking approved research projects.
There is no formal restriction on the number of references, but it’s unlikely that students will want to include more than 20 in a 3000 word essay.
Which of these sentences uses our 'word of the day' incorrectly?
The company has decided to restrict access to TradeMe and other auction websites during working hours.
The company were granted a restricted licence to manufacture the drugs for local use only.
He decided to restrict the information to himself until he could confirm all of the facts.
The government introduced quotas on imported cars in an attempt to restrict the flood of second-hand cars from Japan.
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