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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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