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Nov 3 2008   8:29PM GMT

Writing for Business – less or fewer

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

conference.jpg The CIO reported that, as a result of financial constraints, ______ employees would be traveling to industry conferences in 2009.
a. less
b. fewer

Which is correct?

Answer: b


If the quantity can actually be counted, use fewer.

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