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# QOTD: Officials at the United States Mint believe

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Re: QOTD: Officials at the United States Mint believe  [#permalink]

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21 Sep 2017, 14:13
In C, is far less than correct? Shouldn't it be far lighter than?

Yup, "far less than" is correct because of the way the comparison is structured: "it weighs... far less than four quarters." You certainly wouldn't say "it weighs... far lighter than four quarters", though you could say "it is... far lighter than four quarters."

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05 Oct 2017, 05:30
I was wondering if the term 'rather than' is wrong in this particular question and in general ?
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18 May 2018, 20:47
GMATNinja wrote:
In C, is far less than correct? Shouldn't it be far lighter than?

Yup, "far less than" is correct because of the way the comparison is structured: "it weighs... far less than four quarters." You certainly wouldn't say "it weighs... far lighter than four quarters", though you could say "it is... far lighter than four quarters."

I hope this helps!

hi,

i have a query here, we want to compare the weight of bill with the weight of four quarters.

1st doubt,
is ellipsis used in the correct sentence. It weighs ... far less than four quarters [weight]

2nd doubt
comma separation, it looks far less than modify near by noun 8.1 grams. which is not correct. what is the significance of comma over there

Thanks
Avinash
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