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# Magoosh - less vs fewer

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31 Jul 2017, 10:59
Dear mikemcgarry,

URL -> https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-gram ... -vs-fewer/

I was going through the brilliant article you wrote, and I cam across this sentence "Has your professor written as many books as mine?".

Since I am still learning the critical nuances of grammar, please clarify my following doubt:

Shouldn't the highlighted portion be "as many books as I have"?
When is it correct to say "as many books as mine"? Per my understanding we are comparing the number of books.

Regards
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Re: Magoosh - less vs fewer  [#permalink]

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31 Jul 2017, 11:51
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gmatexam439 wrote:
Dear Mike,

URL -> https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-gram ... -vs-fewer/

I was going through the brilliant article you wrote, and I cam across this sentence "Has your professor written as many books as mine?".

Since I am still learning the critical nuances of grammar, please clarify my following doubt:

Shouldn't the highlighted portion be "as many books as I have"?
When is it correct to say "as many books as mine"? Per my understanding we are comparing the number of books.

Regards

Hi gmatexam439 ,
Has your professor written as many books as mine? -- The statement inquires whether your professor has written as many books as my professor has written.

Whereas in your sentence, "Has your professor written as many books as I have " - the speaker is comparing the number of books written by your professor to the number of books written by him.

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Re: Magoosh - less vs fewer  [#permalink]

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31 Jul 2017, 12:36
Skywalker18 wrote:
gmatexam439 wrote:
Dear Mike,

URL -> https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-gram ... -vs-fewer/

I was going through the brilliant article you wrote, and I cam across this sentence "Has your professor written as many books as mine?".

Since I am still learning the critical nuances of grammar, please clarify my following doubt:

Shouldn't the highlighted portion be "as many books as I have"?
When is it correct to say "as many books as mine"? Per my understanding we are comparing the number of books.

Regards

Hi gmatexam439 ,
Has your professor written as many books as mine? -- The statement inquires whether your professor has written as many books as my professor has written.

Whereas in your sentence, "Has your professor written as many books as I have " - the speaker is comparing the number of books written by your professor to the number of books written by him.

To tag mikemcgarry , enter his complete name prefixed by @ symbol .

Thanks for the prompt reply. I get the difference in between the statements.

Regards
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