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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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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


IMO A).

B) "less" - at the end is meaningless for countable items. "less" used for uncountable.
C) "lesser" - we cannot use "lesser"
D) "fewer" - it cannot be used for uncountable items.
E) same as D).
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I feel its C due to parellelism.
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From A and C.
I go with A coz in C "sales lesser than three hundred dollars" is awkward...comparing sales with dollars!!
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New post 10 Apr 2009, 14:16
Hi mates,

IMO A

first, "subscribers" must go with fewers, therefore B and D out.

Then, "lesser" is not correct. C out.

Now, between A and E, I'd with A. E sounds wordy to me

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IMO A

Between A & C, A sounds more idiomatic.
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IMO A.
C I don't like because 'lesser' canot be used with 'sales', imo.
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I am confused between A and C. Anyone care to explain why not C? I am convinced why we can not use lesser in c?
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