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    Naughtier and lesser

    "You paid 20 dollars. You should have paid less or lesser amount?".

    "Boys are naughtier in comparison to the girls or naughty in comparison to the girls?".

    When we use this kind of comparative form then it means that we are comparing two things like "Call volume is lesser today(so it means, other days it remains less and it is lesser today, right?. But we can also say call volume is less today then it means call volume remains normal other days but today it is less, right?)".

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    Re: Naughtier and lesser

    "You paid twenty dollars. You should have paid less." There is no need to use "amount" in such a sentence and therefore no need to use "lower/lesser".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Naughtier and lesser

    Likewise, there is no need for 'in comparison to'.

    'Boys are naughtier than girls.'

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    Re: Naughtier and lesser

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy
    "Call volume is lesser today." (so it means, other days it remains less and it is lesser today, right?
    I avoid using the word lesser. ​ I think this sentence shows that it probably would need explanation.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Nov-2015 at 00:33. Reason: Fixed quote box

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