SAT II Writing Question.





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By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 12:40 am: Edit

Hey,

what's wrong with this sentence:

Since 1969, less than three women have won the four tournaments that make up tennis's highly touted "Grand Slam." No error.

Can you also provide an explanation. Thanks.

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 01:42 am: Edit

"less than" is wrong, it should be "fewer than"... use fewer when you can actually count, use less when you can't

By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 10:13 am: Edit

Thanks. That makes sense.

How does it work if I wanted to say a number of women larger than three?

By Glowingamy (Glowingamy) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 02:29 pm: Edit

fewer than eight women, fewer than 100000000000 women, it's all the same :)


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