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    less/fewer + countable noun

    Is it "less" or "fewer" units (were sold)? Or both? Up to now I've followed the rule fewer + countable nouns but a quick web search revealed the following:

    fewer units: 98,400 hits
    less units: 44,600 hits

    Can an expert comment on this!

    Cheers

    Nico

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    Post Re: less/fewer + countable noun

    Quote Originally Posted by nico View Post
    Is it "less" or "fewer" units (were sold)? Or both? Up to now I've followed the rule fewer + countable nouns but a quick web search revealed the following:

    fewer units: 98,400 hits
    less units: 44,600 hits

    Can an expert comment on this!

    Cheers

    Nico
    Try to use fewer + countable plural noun - the option with less seems to be colloquial.

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