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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default correct choice

    This book is the thinnest; it has A) the least pages
    B) the fewest pages
    C)fewer pages
    D)less pages

    I think the answer is A. Am I correct?

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: correct choice

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    This book is the thinnest; it has A) the least pages
    B) the fewest pages
    C)fewer pages
    D)less pages

    I think the answer is A. Am I correct?

    Many thanks.
    I think you are correct. It is either (A) or (B). "least" refers to quantity, whereas "fewest" refers to number. Since we are referring back to the size of the book I would say you were correct.

    But as always happens in English, you will hear both (a) and (b) used in casual language.

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