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The Chicago Manual of Style uses this example: Fewer than 3 percent of the employees used public transportation. Out of curiosity, wasn't less than used with percentages in the good old days? Fewer than in this example sounds so wrong to me, but Chicago ...
goronsky Fewer than 3 percent of the employeesI suspect they would also have written
Less than 3 percent of the sugar.
|goronsky They must base it solely upon the object of the preposition 'employees'.|Anonymous
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Mr. Tomtoo old-fashioned?Yes. Too old-fashioned.
|GPY It isn't the most common of words, but I think I might use it occasionally, and I wouldn't be surprised to read it or hear it. Google News search gives a fairly healthy number of recent examples of use.|
|Anonymous It is a little quaint-sounding, but it might be used, for effect, for that very reason. For example:|
Teacher to students: "We're going to be visiting the museum, so there's going to be no tomfoolery while we're there. Understood?"
"I've cut you ...
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What is the difference between visit and go? Can you use these words interchangeably in sentences like, I go to the gym every week. I visit the gym every week. I go to museums very often. I visit museums very often. When you talk about a building, can ... Philip
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|Philip In both cases, I would stop after him. Anything following is probably not really wrong, but it especially sounds odd in the first example.|
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