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    #1

    less people?

    I've read and heard the expression 'less people' instead of 'fewer people' quite often recently. How acceptable (respectable) is that? I.e. should it still be marked as a 'mistake' in students' texts?

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    #2

    Re: less people?

    I would still mark it as incorrect. There are a lot of things in common use that are incorrect.

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