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“A poem should not mean / But be.”

Archibald MacLeish

(1892–1982)

American poet and public official

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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…