I know that the word less precedes uncountable nouns and fewer countable.
How would you explain the use of less in front of hours in the following sentence? It comes from this page: Flexible working | University of Bath .
Annualised hours is when you work more hours during certain period of the year and less hours during other periods.
Thank you very much for your help,
Last edited by 4ania4; 05-Jun-2013 at 20:45. Reason: inserting the omitted "would"
Here's another example:
A: "I walked for 10 miles yesterday."
B: "That's nothing. I walked for 20 miles, so you walked less miles than me." (This is probably substandard, but you'll hear it a lot.) The point is that it is the distance that is being compared. "You walked a lesser distance than I did."