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    Default Lesser expenditures vs. lower expenditures

    Hi all,

    this may seem stupid, but I can't clearly formulate the rule why it's more preferable to say "lower expenditures/investment/costs" than "lesser...". Or do they both sound ok?
    I'd appreciate your help, thanks.

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    Default Re: Lesser expenditures vs. lower expenditures

    why it's more preferable to say "lower expenditures/investment/costs" than "lesser...".
    I believe the reason for this preference is because there is no appropriate/acceptable opposite word for "lesser".
    e.g.

    a) Lower expenditure --opposite--higher expenditure
    b) Lower costs --opp.--higher costs
    c) Lower investment --opp.--higher investment.

    d) Less expenditure --opp.--more expenditure
    e) Least expenditure --opp.--most expenditure
    f) Lesser expenditure --opp.-- more expenditure? ( or much expenditure?) or perhaps extra expenditure???
    Last edited by Temico; 29-Sep-2005 at 11:29.

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    Default Re: Lesser expenditures vs. lower expenditures

    Thanks Temico! It's very helpful for me.

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