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    #1

    less than in the other / less than the other

    Hi,

    1. (In this report,) The figures are less than in the other reports.
    2. (In this report,) The figures are less than the other reports.

    Are both of them correct?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: less than in the other / less than the other

    I would write:
    The figures are less than those in the other reports.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Oct-2019 at 07:54. Reason: adding a full stop/period
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: less than in the other / less than the other

    Are you sure you don't mean that the figures are lower than the figures in other reports?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: less than in the other / less than the other

    It is not correct to say the figures are less.

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    Re: less than in the other / less than the other

    If there are more figures in the earlier reports, then there are fewer figures in the later reports.
    If the figures in the earlier reports are higher, then the figures in the later reports are lower.

    In neither case does "the figures are less" work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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