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    Could you help me,please?

    Hi

    What is the correct answer in the following sentence?

    City Stadium had less / fewer attendance than any other ballpark last year.

    In my opinion less is the correct answer. However, the answer provided by the grammar book I`m studying is fewer. Is attendance countable or uncountable ?

    One more question, please: is there any other word or expression for ballpark?

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Could you help me,please?

    In my opinion less is the correct answer. However, the answer provided by the grammar book I`m studying is fewer. Is attendance countable or uncountable ?
    Both the CALD and the OALD show
    attendance both as uncountable and countable noun(as in the persons attending)

    I've come across
    fewer arena attendance
    as well as
    better attendance and fewer expulsions

    One more question, please: is there any other word or expression for ballpark?

    I'd use baseball stadium


    hope this helps.

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    Re: Could you help me,please?

    Hi Beascarpetta

    Thank you very much for your help!

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    It was my pleasure and quite interesting at that.
    I didn't know ballparks could be such a bother.

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    Re: Could you help me,please?

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    It was my pleasure and quite interesting at that.
    I didn't know ballparks could be such a bother.

    When I read the word "ballpark", my first thought was about "golf". I`m not sure why; the word ball made me think of the golf game. Although I like baseball, we are not very much accustomed to this kind of game. In Romania we play football, tennis, golf, volleyball, handball but not baseball.

    Thank you again

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