Can you please shed some light on this concept of few/less in cases where countable nouns are grouped.
Because sales dropped in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, in 2009 Vendiflex Corporation slashed its workforce to 2,500, almost 80% fewer than that of 2008
A. almost 80% fewer than that of 2008
B. almost 80% fewer than 2008
C. almost 80% less than 2008
D. almost 80% less than the 2008 workforce
E. almost 80% less than that of the 2008 workforce
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