Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #9 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #9

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In 1979 lack of rain reduced India's

In 1979 lack of rain reduced India's rice production to about 41 million tons, nearly 25 percent less than those of the 1978 harvest.

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Ananth V

I have a confusion here between less and fewer .
Less is used for uncountable things whereas fewer for countable
Percentage is countable right?
I straightaway eliminated options A,B,C because of the above reason

Feb 6, 2016 • Comment

Adam

Hi Ananth,

The key here is to see that what is being compared is "rice production," which is uncountable. We're not comparing "41 million tons." We're comparing "rice production" and "harvest." These are not countable.

Feb 7, 2016 • Reply

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May 22, 2013 • Comment

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