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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    least/fewest correct answers

    Hi,

    Should I use "least" or "fewest" in the below sentence?

    The students gave the least/fewest corrects answers for Question 3 and the most correct answers for Question 17.

    The first clause is to say that for Q3 the number of correct answers was the smallest among all the questions.

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    Re: least/fewest correct answers

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post

    Should I use "least" or "fewest" in the below following sentence?

    The students gave the least/fewest corrects answers for question 3 and the most correct answers for question 17.
    fewest

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    Re: least/fewest correct answers

    Use fewest with countable nouns. There's a case where least correct would be appropriate: three students submit their answer to an essay test question. One writes a completely correct answer; one gets the answer partly right, and one gets it entirely wrong. The last has submitted the least correct answer.
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