I have a conceptual question: why is population treated as uncountable?
Eg: With a total population of less than two hundred, the American crocodile seemed a decade ago to be in danger of disappearing. [CORRECT]
With a total population fewer than two hundred, ..... [INCORRECT]
Isn't population countable? Eg: 1 mn or 2 mn, etc. If so, shouldn't we use 'fewer'??
that is just the mechanics of it. Population is not countable. U cannot say one population, 2 population....when u add a metric to it, it is not countable.