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Sentence Correction: Parts of Speech - Articles

Since the introduction of computer games, children have participated in less outdoor activities.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the article less can describe only non-count nouns whereas the noun activities is a count noun.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

much, (a) little, less, the amount of

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Parts of Speech error: the article less can describe only non-count nouns whereas the noun activities is a count noun.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

much, (a) little, less, the amount of

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using fewer to describe a plural count noun, it is grammatically flawed because it uses the incorrect preposition on after participate. The correct idiom is to participate in an activity.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using fewer to describe a plural count noun, it is grammatically flawed because it uses the incorrect preposition at after participate. The correct idiom is to participate in an activity.

Good!

This answer choice corrects the original Parts of Speech error by using fewer to describe a plural count noun (activities).

Since the introduction of computer games, children have participated in less outdoor activities
Since the introduction of computer games, children have participated on fewer outdoor activities
Since the introduction of computer games, children have participated at fewer outdoor activities
Children have participated in fewer outdoor activities since the introduction of computer games
Children have participated in less outdoor activities since the introduction of computer games