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    less or lesser in this sentence

    1) He who is of less status than a king is not welcome.
    2) He who is of a lesser status than a king is not welcome.

    Which one is correct? I am leaning towards the second.

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    Re: less or lesser in this sentence

    I would say "of lower status". "Lesser" would be my second choice.

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    #3

    Re: less or lesser in this sentence

    What about the article? Is it needed to put it before "lower" or "lesser"? I think with "lesser" it's a must.

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    Re: less or lesser in this sentence

    "Of lesser status" works for me. There's not much in it.

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