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Hi All,

Guys need some input on Less Vs Lesser !!!

Can someone give some examples on when to use less and when to use lesser


Cheers
Sumit
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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.

ciao

tanuj
(member of the SC sucks club!)


Hi tanuj,

These are not inane statements bcos these r the things u will be found out on the GMAT,


Firstly, a. There are lesser people in Nebraska than in Denver
is WRONG

The correct one is There are fewer people in Nebraska than in Denver

I think for lesser this one is correct....

There are lesser num of people in Nebraska than in Denver

Can anyone confirm
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Hi all,



Another Small trivia............ Which one is correct ?

1. There are lesser number of people in Nebraska than in Denver


OR

2. There are less number of people in Nebraska than in Denver


Cheers
Sumit


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.

ciao

tanuj
(member of the SC sucks club!)
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Jesus...was that English Grammar?

LOL...I have been referring to SC tips from Princeton Review and it has been awesome.

Though this is a thread solely dedicated to SC, I would like to add this : For CR and RC try gettingur hands on Kaplan. Its pretty decent.

Thats my two or perhaps three cents.

Cheers.
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What is the parts of speech (PoS) of the underlied word...





The music in the nearby apartment sounded loud.

A. transitive verb
B. intransitive verb
C. linking verb
D. auxiliary verb
E. modal verb
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Hi all,


Another Small trivia............ Which one is correct ?

1. There are lesser number of people in Nebraska than in Denver


OR

2. There are less number of people in Nebraska than in Denver


Cheers
Sumit


choice 2....
its just a guess
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Hi all,


Another Small trivia............ Which one is correct ?

1. There are lesser number of people in Nebraska than in Denver


OR

2. There are less number of people in Nebraska than in Denver


Cheers
Sumit
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Hi reachmonil

Equestrian enthusiasts predict taht the alleged abuse of anabolic steroids among
horse trainers would subside as long as the testing of the animals is more random
and more rigorously enforced.

1. would subside as long as the testing of the animals is more random and
2. would subside if testing of the random animals were
3. will have subsided when testing of animals is more random and
4. will subside if random testing of animals were
5. will subside if random testing of animals is


Here the answer is 5 bcos you can eliminate the ones with "would" as they are incorrect but what if the two choices you were left with were.......

1. will subside if random testing of animals is
2. would subside if random testing of animals is

Now which one would be correct ?

As per ur logic here would should be used as use of steroids would get subsided if random testing of animals happens.

Thanks
Sumit
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Hie Sumit..

Well... i believe... 'Would' has a sense of precondition to fulfill ... ie. X would happen if Y would happen... or sumthing like dat.... so theres an implied condition..... whereas 'will' happen is come what may... its gonna happen... !

hope it clrs doubt!

chaO!


Hi

I got ur point , so which one woould be correct...............

ABC predict that X would happen.

ABC predict that X will happen.

Cheers
Sumit
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Wanted to ask a question.............

ABC predict that X would happen.

ABC predict that X will happen.



Hie Sumit..

Well... i believe... 'Would' has a sense of precondition to fulfill ... ie. X would happen if Y would happen... or sumthing like dat.... so theres an implied condition..... whereas 'will' happen is come what may... its gonna happen... !

hope it clrs doubt!

chaO!
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Hi All,

Wanted to ask a question.............

ABC predict that X would happen.

ABC predict that X will happen.

Which one is correct ?

I am asking this question because sometimes one has to choose b/w will and would, both are future tense.... which one to choose...

Thanks
Sumit
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wowwwww !!
This thread rocks .. !!
Thanks to Baba Yaga, Catalytic n all ....
more SC questions expected ..
$@@
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Though SC is not much iq i think it is more to do about checking on your clarity of thinking. Baba's strategy is really a great way to train your mind to think more clearly for sc... Ofcourse i have to find time to study for the GMAT... which is getting tougher by the day....

K
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Goto scoretop.com and search for Princeton Verbal workout...
Search around and u will get to the pdf... Its generally available to download thro a thread....

As PG said I think read the basic stuff and after that its practice... There is hope, because its not exactly to do with IQ. So practice can get u from 30% to 80% for sure. Higher than 90% then ur a certified ETS grammar god.
K


Where exactly in scoretop.com should I search for Princeton Verbal Workout???? There is a place at the right side of the page.
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dobb Says
Hi Catalytic .... can you mail me the SC1000 ziplet.

Seriously ... did u not read my previous post.. i clearly mentioned it is not possible for me to send the files to each and everyone (especially with my dial up) .. Have written the sites where u can find them.. search for the resources on that site and u will get loads of other stuff ..
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