Language lessons 3

October 18, 2002

At the Conservative Party Conference, law student Georgina Hill argued that taxpayers would get a better deal from having "less universities" and "less obscure and, frankly, worthless degrees" ("Universities next on Tory reform agenda", THES , October 11).

Let's hope that those universities that survive the purge are capable of teaching the correct use of "less" and "fewer".

Peter Barnes
Faculty of education and language studies
The Open University

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