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As a result of the continuing decline in the birth rate, less people will enter the labor force in the 1980’s than did in the 1960’s and 1970’s, a twenty year period during which people born after the war swelled the ranks of workers.
(A) less people will enter the labor force in the 1980’s than
(B) less people will be entering the labor force in the 1980’s as
(C) fewer people will enter the labor force in the 1980’s as
(D) fewer people will be entering the labor force in the 1980’s as
(E) fewer people will enter the labor force in the 1980’s than
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New post 16 Mar 2005, 11:11
(E). We use 'fewer' for countable nouns - people.

(A), (B) --> Out
we're doing a comparison, so we need 'than', so (C), (D) are out.

E it is.
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"E" for me.
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New post 16 Mar 2005, 12:53
E .countable nouns... fewer .. used for people..
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New post 16 Mar 2005, 16:12
E as well
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E it is .
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New post 17 Mar 2005, 11:50
'E'. Corrects errors and user 'Fewer' for people and 'than' to compare 80's and 60's......
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New post 17 Mar 2005, 19:04
one more for E 8-)
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New post 17 Mar 2005, 19:35
Another one for (E)
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E for me.
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OA is E
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one more E.
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