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Less Vs Fewer

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03 Jan 2009, 22:27
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1) With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer new subscribers than last year, the New England Theatre Company is in danger of losing its building.
(A) of less than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer
(B) lower than three hundred thousand dollars and less
(C) lesser than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer
(D) fewer than three hundred thousand dollars and less
(E) of fewer than three hundred thousand dollars and of fewer

2) With a total population of less than two hundred and fewer breeding females than ever before, the American crocodile seemed a decade ago to be in danger of disappearing.
(A) of less than two hundred and fewer
(B) lower than two hundred and less
(C) lesser than two hundred and fewer
(D) fewer than two hundred and less
(E) of fewer than two hundred and of fewer

Both questions are based on same rule, as far as i understand for countable things "fewer" should be used. are there any exceptions......Can some one explain.

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03 Jan 2009, 23:27
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05 Jan 2009, 04:35
Whay the second is (A)?
we should use less than with money (i.e less than 100\$) but apply fewer/less countable/non countable rules in other cases..
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05 Jan 2009, 06:23
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gmatclub1 - Second is A because for statistical or numerical expression less should be used.
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http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... fewer.html
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05 Jan 2009, 16:55
Agreed A & A

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