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Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.

A. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.
B. people can type making 50% less errors and 20% to 30% faster.
C. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors.
D. people can type faster (20% to30%), making errors less than 50% of the time.
E. people can type 20% to 30% faster while making 50% errors less.

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option C is the correct option as per official explanation.

i initially went for A :?
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The right answer is option C.

Errors are countable, therefore it is not appropriate to modify errors with the adjective less. Less is used to modify uncountable nouns. Fewer is the right adjective to modify a countable noun and only option C uses fewer instead of less. Options A, B, D, and E all use less, hence we can eliminate them based on this.

Option A: Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.

Option B: Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type making 50% less errors and 20% to 30% faster.

Option C: Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors.

Option D: Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type faster (20% to30%), making errors less than 50% of the time.

Option E: Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster while making 50% errors less. In additon to wrong choice of adjective for a countable noun, this sentence is awkward.
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Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.

A. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors. Type and Make: wrong comparision
B. people can type making 50% less errors and 20% to 30% faster. Correct.
C. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors. Same as A
D. people can type faster (20% to30%), making errors less than 50% of the time. Meaning
E. people can type 20% to 30% faster while making 50% errors less. Meaning
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Since the errors are countable....We have to use fewer...

C. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors.....Only option that corrects the error

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Error is a countable noun.
—> Well, “fewer errors” should be used instead of “ less errors”

In Only answer choice C, it is used correctly.

The answer is C

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Keystrokes are a countable event, so the correct use would be "fewer" rather than "less."

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Less is used for uncountable and fewer is used for countable. Since errors are countable fewer is correct usage. All options except C are out

IMO Option C

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IMO C:
people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors.

use of fewer is correct over less ; since its countable

Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, [url]people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.[/url]

A. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.
B. people can type making 50% less errors and 20% to 30% faster.
C. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors.
D. people can type faster (20% to30%), making errors less than 50% of the time.
E. people can type 20% to 30% faster while making 50% errors less.
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Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.

A. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors. less used which is an uncountable noun
B. people can type making 50% less errors and 20% to 30% faster. same error as A
C. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors. correct comparison is used
D. people can type faster (20% to30%), making errors less than 50% of the time. same error as A
E. people can type 20% to 30% faster while making 50% errors less omits imp words hence out

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A. “ERRORS” is countable noun. So, LESS ERROR IS WRONG (fewer errors)
B. LESS ERROR IS WRONG And LACK OF PARALLELISM.
C. CORRECT.
D. CHANGE in meaning.
E. Change in meaning and LESS issue.
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Because the Dvorak keyboard puts vowels and other frequently used letters right under the fingers on home row, where typists make 70% of their keystrokes, people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.

A. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% less errors.
B. people can type making 50% less errors and 20% to 30% faster.
C. people can type 20% to 30% faster and make 50% fewer errors.
D. people can type faster (20% to30%), making errors less than 50% of the time.
E. people can type 20% to 30% faster while making 50% errors less.


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Correct Answer: C

Errors is a plural noun, so it should be modified by fewer, not less. Thus, choices a, b, and e are incorrect. Choice e also reverses the word order, placing the modifier less after the noun. Choice d is incorrect because it is less concise than choice c and the placement of 20% to 30% in parenthesis is slightly awkward and less direct than in choice c.
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Isn't parallelism in option C wron. People cam make 50% less error(doesn't make sense in given sentence)
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