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122. 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 19 Jan 2005, 10:56
E , fewer than is the right idiom....I was about to pick D, but realized the idiom....

So here is a tip that works most of the time on SC, look for the first letter and the last letter in the options, see what changes....most of the times the first letter changes or one of the last letter changes...sometimes both...good way to detect what is being tested....
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New post 19 Jan 2005, 11:27
Another one for E. You can eliminate A &B because people is a countable noun, so use fewer instead of less. Then you can eliminate C & D because the correct idiom is fewer than.
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New post 20 Jan 2005, 06:36
I agree with the others.E is definitely correct for 2 reasons.
1. first & last word check
2. countable.
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