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    • Join Date: Jun 2008
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    #1

    shortens vs lessens

    Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.
    (A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
    (B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
    (C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that of
    (D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
    (E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than

    why is shortens prefered to lessens? explain the difference pls.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: shortens vs lessens

    You can shorten the time period between one thing and another in this context = make it shorter.

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