less and fewer
I dont know what is different between less and fewer . can you help me ?
Re: less and fewer
In many cases there is no difference.
Example: Less than five people came to the party. = Fewer than five people came to the party
but here is a case where there is a difference:
Five less two equals three. (correct)
Five fewer two equals three. (incorrect)
The word "less" can be used in more ways than the word "fewer".
Less can be a noun, verb, adverb, adjective or pronoun.
But the word "fewer" can only be an adjective or a pronoun.
Consult a dictionary to see the different usages.
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