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# With a total population of less than two hundred and fewer

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01 Jan 2006, 19:28
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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
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01 Jan 2006, 20:01
I am not sure between A and E. Let me go with A.

I remember very vaguely that uncountable things take "less" and countable things take "fewer".Breeding females is countable so I will go with "fewer". Now population, should be countable and also "fewer" but sounds funny. Probably there is an exception for population

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01 Jan 2006, 20:04
Should be A -

Population is non count , # of females is count.

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01 Jan 2006, 20:08
I will go for A.

Population is unccountable, but number is countable.... we can not say 5 population but can say less populated, more populated....

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01 Jan 2006, 21:25
I would go with A.
Less than should be used for countable things..

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02 Jan 2006, 17:00
SunShine wrote:
I will go for A.

Population is unccountable, but number is countable.... we can not say 5 population but can say less populated, more populated....

Good one! OA is A.
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