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Re: Sales of + Fewer? [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2011, 21:43
Completly agree with A

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Re: Sales of + Fewer? [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2011, 21:58
By looking at AND i thought this issue is also testing parallelism. Are less and fewer parallel?
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Re: Sales of + Fewer? [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2011, 23:24
imho A-
less=dollars
fewer=subscribers

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Re: Sales of + Fewer? [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 00:59
nilesh376 wrote:
In addition to it.. we are comparing total sales with a number which is 300 thousand dollars.. its not right to say 2 is lesser than 3.. similarly total sales is less than 300, not lesser than 300 or even fewer than 300 (countable quantity)


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Re: With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 09:33
A is correct.
Less can be used with money , when we treat the amount of money as a whole, if we have to consider the number of notes of the money, then few or fewer will be used.
A is correct.
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Re: With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 09:45
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Hi All,

The usage of “lesser” is incorrect in Choice C because “less” is already in comparative degree.

Little (positive), Less (comparative), Least (superlative)

Hence, we cannot use “lesser” to show the comparative degree. As one of the posters mentioned, we can use it as adjective followed by a noun.

For e.g.: I have lesser ice cream than you have.

Hope this helps.
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Re: With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 13:49
I marked C but figured out my mistake.."lesser" is not used in GMAT in this context...
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Re: With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars [#permalink] New post 21 May 2012, 20:06
Was confused between A &C and opted for the latter. the 'and' and thoughts of parallelism were the driving force. But the explanation makes sense!
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Re: With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars [#permalink] New post 01 May 2013, 12:56
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Hi All,

The usage of “lesser” is incorrect in Choice C because “less” is already in comparative degree.

Little (positive), Less (comparative), Least (superlative)

Hence, we cannot use “lesser” to show the comparative degree. As one of the posters mentioned, we can use it as adjective followed by a noun.

For e.g.: I have lesser ice cream than you have.

Hope this helps.
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hi shraddha ,

thanks for the explanation....

just want to ask you

as per my understanding:

sales lesser than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer ....

what i thought sales is compared to 300 dollars which is not correct ...that is why it is wrong.....

but suppose we replace lesser with less then i think my reasoning will be correct i think..

suggest me

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