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16 Mar 2005, 11:00
As a result of the continuing decline in the birth rate, less people will enter the labor force in the 1980â€™s than did in the 1960â€™s and 1970â€™s, a twenty year period during which people born after the war swelled the ranks of workers.
(A) less people will enter the labor force in the 1980â€™s than
(B) less people will be entering the labor force in the 1980â€™s as
(C) fewer people will enter the labor force in the 1980â€™s as
(D) fewer people will be entering the labor force in the 1980â€™s as
(E) fewer people will enter the labor force in the 1980â€™s than
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16 Mar 2005, 11:11
(E). We use 'fewer' for countable nouns - people.

(A), (B) --> Out
we're doing a comparison, so we need 'than', so (C), (D) are out.

E it is.
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16 Mar 2005, 12:02
"E" for me.
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16 Mar 2005, 12:53
E .countable nouns... fewer .. used for people..
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16 Mar 2005, 16:12
E as well
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16 Mar 2005, 16:18
E it is .
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17 Mar 2005, 11:50
'E'. Corrects errors and user 'Fewer' for people and 'than' to compare 80's and 60's......
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17 Mar 2005, 19:04
one more for E
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17 Mar 2005, 19:23
E
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17 Mar 2005, 19:35
Another one for (E)
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17 Mar 2005, 19:40
E for me.
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17 Mar 2005, 20:46
One more for E
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19 Mar 2005, 08:41
(E)
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21 Mar 2005, 03:55
OA is E
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21 Mar 2005, 07:17
one more E.
21 Mar 2005, 07:17
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