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

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

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27 Oct 2006, 16:58
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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 less
C) lesser than two hundred fewer
D) fewer than two hundred less
E) of fewer than two hundred and of fewer

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27 Oct 2006, 17:03
A it should be.
Population..uncountable..less

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27 Oct 2006, 23:00
I guess "less" is acceptable with population. "Fewer" for number.

A looks fine.
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28 Oct 2006, 04:46
ak_idc wrote:
I guess "less" is acceptable with population. "Fewer" for number.

A looks fine.

Yes. Poulation is more/less than is acceptable.

Ex: The US population is now more than 300 million people, while the Japanese population is less than 130 million.

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