Improve the underlined part of the sentence. If no improvement is required, select the option corresponding to no improvement.
Less than 20 employees attended the meeting.
Correct Answer : b ) FewerExplanation :
Solution: the words shorter and longer are nowhere similar to the underlined word and, therefore, can be eliminated.
As per the rules of grammar, we can either use less than or lesser; lesser than is incorrect; therefore, option A is also eliminated.
The only option left is B, which is correct as per the rule given below.
"Fewer" is appropriate when you're discussing countable objects (employees). On the other hand, "less" is appropriate when you can't count the thing you're describing.
Such type of question is asked in various government exams like State PCS, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, RRB NTPC, etc.