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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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“The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.”

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French writer and diplomat

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