Question about an ESSAY?

If instructions are "write a short essay not to exceed 250-300 words" does that mean it has to be between 250-300 words OR that is can be shorter than (say 150 words) that but not longer? Sorry if it is a stupid question but thanks for the answers lol

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3 Answers to “Question about an ESSAY?”

  1. baalisms says:

    I guess it means that you have to write at least up to 250 words or higher..

  2. fundamentalness says:

    Probably a titch shorter is ok, but I’d aim for at least 200. It depends on the person who set the essay, different people will have different expectations.

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