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Grammar detail: 限り(かぎり)

限り(かぎり) - limited to, while, as long as
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り means 'while (an action is occurring), limited to (the state described), to the extent that (something is true)' etc. It can be used in the following forms:
verb plain form
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限り
verb て form
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いる限り
verb plain negative form
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限り
noun
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である限り
or
noun
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に限り
The kanji form 限り and the kana form かぎり are equally common.
いっしょ
一緒
んでいる
かぎり
じぶん
自分
かぞく
家族
いちいん
一員
おも
って
きがる
気軽
して
As long as you're living with us, think of yourself as one of the family and make yourself at home.
かたみち
片道
たか
からよっぽど
りゆう
理由
ないかぎり
かたみち
片道
めてほしい
んだ
One way is expensive, so unless there is some pressing reason, I don't want you to buy one way.
One of the most common uses of this form is the set phrase (
わたし
かぎ
り, 'to the best of my knowledge':
わたし
かぎ
かれ
その
さぎ
詐欺
たくら
かんよ
関与
していません

To my knowledge, he has not been involved in the fraud scheme.
わたし
かぎ
かれ
いいやつ
He is, so far as I know, a good guy.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゲン   かぎ to limit, restrict   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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チ   し to know   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ショ   チョ   お strap, thong   
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ジュウ   す to live, to dwell   すまう to live (concept)   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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カ   ケ   house   いえ    や    
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ゾク    tribe   
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イン    employee   
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シ   おも to think   
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キ   ケ    spirit   
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ケイ   かる light   かろやか graceful   
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ヘン   right side   かた- one of two   
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ドウ   トウ   みち road   
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コウ   expensive; high   たか    たか expensive, tall, high   たかまる to be elevated   たかめる to promote, heighten   
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リ    logic   
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ユ   ユウ   ユイ   よし reason   
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バイ   か to buy   
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ジ   やめる quit   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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サ    lie   
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ギ   あざむ to deceive, cheat   
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キ   くわだてる to plan, to undertake, to attempt   
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カン   せき barrier   かかわる to be connected   
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ヨ   あたえる to grant, give, bestow   
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