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    #1

    reduce the number

    Today the buses being operated are made fewer.

    (The intention of the above sentence is to express that the number of buses being operated is reduced.)

    Does the above sentence give the intended meaning?

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    Re: reduce the number

    It doesn't work for me; I would say something like:
    From today, fewer buses will run/ the will be fewer buses running.

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    Re: reduce the number

    Please tell me am I correct ?

    There is a difference between using today or from today in the above examples.

    Today implies that particular today. (on account of strike...)

    From today (means hereafter) a few buses would be operated between (x place) and (y place)
    (Not an english teacher)

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    #4

    Re: reduce the number

    Say:
    Starting today, fewer buses will be operating....

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    #5

    Re: reduce the number

    I am probably wrong but the original sentence says "today" only. tomorrow the number of buses will be the same as yesterday, according to the original sentence. isn't it?
    thanks

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    Re: reduce the number

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I am probably wrong but the original sentence says "today" only. tomorrow the number of buses will be the same as yesterday, according to the original sentence. isn't it?
    thanks
    To express that sense, say:
    Today, fewer buses will be operating than yesterday.

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