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    Default fewer? less?

    what's the difference between fewer and less?

    ex) i made fewer/less mistakes this time
    the project is fewer/less complicated than the last one

    please answer me~~~~

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    Default Re: fewer? less?

    Quote Originally Posted by greentea
    what's the difference between fewer and less?

    ex) i made fewer/less mistakes this time
    the project is fewer/less complicated than the last one

    please answer me~~~~
    I made fewer mistakes this time.
    The project is less complicated than the last one.



    fewer(Adj) + Count Noun ==> fewer + friends
    less(comparative of 'little',acting as an Adv) + Adjective ==> less + beautiful
    less(comparative of 'little',acting as an Adj) + Uncount Noun ==> less + money


    I eat less chocolate and fewer biscuits than I used to.
    The project is less complicated, so I make fewer mistakes.
    I spend less time as well. :D

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