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eg1 This is the worst water shortage in 4 years.
eg2 This is the worst water shortage within 4 years.
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Ther eis not much difference between within and in but within implies more restriction. Errm, to understand better, make a search on the search box right above.
florazheng1015Hello! Could someone else explain the difference between 'in' and 'within' about time?This is the worst water shortage in 4 years.
There has not been a water shortage as bad as this for four years.
I will finish it within the month = I will finish it before the end of the month.
# 2 is understood but sounds incorrect.
George Bush has managed to allow oil prices to rise from $25 a barrel when he took office to $148 In less than 8 years.
Within his 2 terms, his approval rating dropped sharply, along with the economy and quality of life.
florazheng1015This is the worst water shortage in 4 years.during the four-year period ending today
florazheng1015This is the worst water shortage within 4 years.Anomalous. Here's a better use of "within".
This is the worst water shortage recorded within/in the four-year period from 1992 to 1996.
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