As the title says, is limited to correct in that context?

Let's say for instance that Facebook offers free and paid account and Facebook only allows free account to view the first 100 pictures of your friend. When a user tries to view more than 100 pictures, then Facebook will say Your account is limited to viewing the first 100 pictures.

If that is correct, can anyone point me to an English rule that allows "past tense" + "to" + "verb-ing"? Also, I do not know what kind of verb is "limited to viewing" or what is it called in English.



Consider viewing the first 100 pictures as one single entity. Call it object. Here, in your example, this entity is the object of the verb limited. So the sentence becomes "your account is limited to object. "

Even if we consider the question title, it is correct in itself because the word viewing is a gerund, which can act either as a subject or object.

  • Hi @vickyace, sorry, in limited to object, could you please explain what limited to means? – user1764381 Apr 29 '16 at 19:31
  • Here, "limit" is used to describe an action that restricts or confines something. In your example it confines the number of photos you can view. – vickyace Apr 29 '16 at 19:36

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