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# With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars

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7. With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer new subscribers than last year, the New England Theater Company is in danger of losing its building.
(A) of less than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer
(B) lower than three hundred thousand dollars and less
(C) lesser than three hundred thousand dollars and fewer
(D) fewer than three hundred thousand dollars and less
(E) of fewer than three hundred thousand dollars and of fewer

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04 Feb 2005, 15:20
Isn't dollar amount a countable number ? Then why use "less" ?

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04 Feb 2005, 22:31
Eliminate B D for "less subscriber", E for "sale ... of fewer subscriber", C for "lesser".

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05 Feb 2005, 00:05
OA is "A", but noone answered my ques "if less is appropriate when using count nouns" e.g. 200000 thousand ??

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05 Feb 2005, 21:10
Well we always say five is less than eight, not five is fewer than eight, don't we?

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05 Feb 2005, 21:10
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# With total sales of less than three hundred thousand dollars

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