fall within the domain of X

englishelp

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

Suppose I want to express the following idea:

This study (my study) is in the area of X (X being a scientific field) which is an important field of inquiry for both theoretical and practical reasons.

Can I say:
This study falls within the domain of X which is an important field of inquiry for both theoretical and practical reasons?

If this is not an appropriate phrase, could you suggest an alternative?

Thanks a lot!
 
  • Marcos-PS

    Senior Member
    Portuguese - Brazil
    "This study falls within the domain of X which is an important field of inquiry for both theoretical and practical reasons? "

    I'd change just a word of the sentence, to leave out within and put into, then:

    "This study falls into the domain of X which is an important field of inquiry for both theoretical and practical reasons? "

    If you want a good reference of this particular usage of the verb "fall", look up here:

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=27803&dict=CALD

    Other options could be:

    - ...belongs to the X sphere (of knowledge)...
    - ...pertains to the domain of X...
    - ...lies in the domain of X...
    - ...is situated in the domain of X...

    Maybe natives could have an opinion on my other options, let's wait and see :)

    Regards!
     
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