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Friday, August 29, 2014
Writing Test
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Steve Kussin

n The final error is another I’ve mentioned repeatedly. “Less” is used when there is a mass amount; “number” is used when you can count the individual units. Examples: less snow, fewer snowstorms.... less sugar, fewer sugar cubes. In this case, it should be “fewer people.”

I’ll run another writing quiz in a few months.

Dr. Steven Kussin was a high school principal for 21 years. He is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and an educational consultant for school districts around the country.  Contact him at sk3015@aol.com.

© Dr. Steven S. Kussin, 2013

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