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Quiz: ‘less’ or ‘fewer’?

 

Have you watched our video about when to use less and when to use fewer in a sentence? Then it's time to test yourself with…

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Video: ‘less’ or ‘fewer’?

 

It would be good to make fewer mistakes in English. Or is it less mistakes? Our video will help you decide. Find more information…

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Map: many songs for the Eurovision Song Contest

 

On 23 May, the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be taking place in Vienna, Austria – and celebrating the 60th time the competition…