Not convinced! You keep repeating the same thing: false. I don't need it. Give evidence or where you got your conviction.
How about millions and millions of words written by native speakers who use "less" with words of one and two syllables?
You seem less and less happy as this thread continues. Oh -- look -- two syllables.
This one is a little less pricey than that one, but both are beyond my budget.
He is less skillful than his brother, but his customer service is so much better.
Really, it could go on and on and on.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Perhaps you are a little less sure that we are wrong now, nouamaneer.
Incidentally, in the article to which you provided a link, there is no reference at all to 'less' in connection with words of any number of syllables.
Last edited by 5jj; 17-May-2012 at 16:00.