Another Small trivia............ Which one is correct ?
1. There are lesser number of people in Nebraska than in Denver
2. There are less number of people in Nebraska than in Denver
I don't know the exact terms for these inane sentence structures... but I think it has something to do with the use of less or lesser with people or number of people.
So the corrected version of the first sentence will be...
There are lesser people in Nebraska than in Denver
... the second sentence is the relatively correct one in these two..
Also which is the best version among these three..
a. There are lesser people in Nebraska than in Denver
b.There are lesser people in Nebraska than 'there are' in Denver
c.There are lesser people in Nebraska than Denver
Option C is definately incorrect as you are comparing the number of people in Nebraska to the number of people in Denver and not Denver itself. So even if the sentence conveys its meaning, it is still incorrect and as someone has already mentioned in this thread, it is more of a science..
which leaves choice A and choice B... and me back to square one with two options when there should have been just one.
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