Sunday, 12 July 2015

Less or fewer?

‘Fewer’ means ‘not as many’ and should be used to refer to things that you can’t really count but has a plural, such as students, houses or cars. For example, ‘fewer students are studying media studies’ or ‘less houses are being built’.


‘Less’ should be used when talking about something that can’t really be counted or doesn’t have a plural, such as money, music or time. For example, ‘that job is closer to where I live but they pay less money’ or ‘their marriage lasted less than two months’. 

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