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    #1

    Is this correct?

    'Less people are left-handed than people who are right-handed.'

    Is this sentence grammatically sound or not and why?

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    Re: Is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ooohlala View Post
    'Less people are left-handed than people who are right-handed.'

    Is this sentence grammatically sound or not and why?
    Well, it's a bit confused, don't you think? It's not ungrammatical but it is unclear.

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    #3

    Re: Is this correct?

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Why not:
    Less people are left-handed than right-handed.


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    Re: Is this correct?

    Not a teacher.

    "Fewer" should be used with countable items. "Less" with uncountable. I'd say "Fewer people are ..."

    Remember: Less fat, fewer calories.

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