### Pointless

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• #### Message 1.

Posted by BritishHun (U15623939) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013

If they are so clever, why are they saying "30 points or less"? It's fewer!!!!!!!! 30 points or fewer.

• #### Message 2

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Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013

If they are so clever, why are they saying "30 points or less"? It's fewer!!!!!!!! 30 points or fewer.
It depends on the context in the rest of the sentence.

If they said 'a score of thirty points or less' then it would be correct.

• #### Message 3

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Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013

If they are so clever, why are they saying "30 points or less"? It's fewer!!!!!!!! 30 points or fewer.
It depends on the context in the rest of the sentence.

If they said 'a score of thirty points or less' then it would be correct.

Yes and possibly, "Fewer than 30 points" would be correct.

I know Alexander does use the word fewer and have wondered if it's in response to reading this message board.

Let's just hope he doesn't use the hard "H" as in Haitch, as that'll kick off a mountainous thread.....

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Posted by BritishHun (U15623939) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013

"You have to score 10 or less" and "you want to be scoring 37 or less".

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Posted by minimetto (U1159894) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013

So, just as I thought, this show is pretty pointless anyway.....give it a rest for about 10 years..

• #### Message 6

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Posted by Owen Herring (U2135393) on Wednesday, 20th February 2013

"You have to score 10 or less" and "you want to be scoring 37 or less".  He's thinking of the score as a cumulative, not the individual points. 'Pointage of less than 10' if you like.

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