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Three players are enclosed)

the soccer field. (not

Two boxers are

the ring. (enclosed by ropes)

2. When the area has metaphorical instead of actual boundaries, such as when

means "academic

discipline,"

is used:

She is a leading researcher

the bioengineering field.

3. Several common uses of

and

occur with

. The first two follow the general pattern of

and

usage. The third is an idiom that must be learned as a unit.

a) The children are playing

the street.

b) Our house is

Third Street.

c) He declared bankruptcy last week, and now he's .

(This is an idiom meaning that he's poor.)

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