Not limited to X, the issue also affects Y.

What could substitute "not limited to" other than not restricted to/bounded to?

I overused these words and looking for simple substitutes.

3 Answers 3


In this situation, we have the very handy preposition besides, meaning:

: other than (someone or something)

: in addition to (something)

(from Merriam-Webster online)

For example:

Besides impacting air quality, vehicular traffic causes noise pollution.

The relationship between the ideas you've given in your example is one of addition, and there is no reason you need to limit yourself to negative expressions, as you've listed. Additional expressions of addition include:

in addition to

together with

apart from

aside from

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    Don't forget as well as, which might even be the most common of the lot for such contexts. I'd also say that on average OP's "inverted" construction wouldn't be so highly favoured. To me, the most succinct and most natural form would be "The issue affects Y as well as X". Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 22:31
  • The inverted construction suited the context in this case so "and"/"as well as" while simple is not applicable to the question.
    – Joe Black
    Commented Dec 26, 2014 at 20:14

Try the simple and straightforward:

Both X and Y are affected by the issue.


An alternative is not confined to.

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