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The audience can suspend their disbelief ...? Can you fill in the blank for me? I want to convey that the audience's suspension of disbelief has limits but I forgot how to say it in the context of the sentence above . I think it's"suspend their disbelief for so long".is it correct?

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    "The audience can suspend their disbelief for only so long" – Michael Harvey Oct 7 '19 at 16:23
  • Or "The audience can only suspend their disbelief for so long". – Michael Harvey Oct 7 '19 at 21:35
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You could phrase it as:

The audience can only suspend their disbelief for so long

Less colloquially there is this:

The audience can suspend their disbelief for only so long

Both of these sentences imply that there is a time element to the matter of the suspension of disbelief.

Going slightly further away from your original construction:

The audience's suspension of disbelief can only take so much abuse.

This removes the time implication from the previous sentences.

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