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# SC- less/fewer

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28 Dec 2003, 22:44
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i know the answer, so, pls explain..
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29 Dec 2003, 07:39
A

"three hundred thousand" is countable so "fewer" cannot be used.
"Lesser" is not correct English.

That leaves only A.

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29 Dec 2003, 12:45
Sorry i did not provide explanation, I just rushed to the question as if I were in the actual exam
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Paul

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29 Dec 2003, 12:49
Paul wrote:
Sorry i did not provide explanation, I just rushed to the question as if I were in the actual exam

even, I do that sometimes. but, it's always good to write down your thoughts and explanations. You will know whether you were thinking in right direction.

oh...you still didn't provide it

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29 Dec 2003, 13:28
Asandeep wrote:

"three hundred thousand" is countable so "fewer" cannot be used.
"Lesser" is not correct English.

That leaves only A.
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I always thought less is used for uncountables and fewer for countables, exactly opposite.

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29 Dec 2003, 15:20
This is the best explanation:

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000214.htm

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29 Dec 2003, 16:20
mantha wrote:
Asandeep wrote:

"three hundred thousand" is countable so "fewer" cannot be used.
"Lesser" is not correct English.

That leaves only A.
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I always thought less is used for uncountables and fewer for countables, exactly opposite.

I too hurried in the explanation...

Actually the first clause of the sentence is a comparison - total sales can be "greater than" or "less than".....there is nothing "lesser than"...

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Re: The other way.   [#permalink] 29 Dec 2003, 16:20
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