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    fewer vs less

    please help
    i know the difference between fewer and less is countable and uncountable nouns, however im not sure of the following. please provide the answers and explaination,,,, need urgently to assist a student today.

    there are...........rainforests
    there are...........factories.

    thank you thank you

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    Re: fewer vs less

    Quote Originally Posted by ozkaya View Post
    please help
    i know the difference between fewer and less is countable and uncountable nouns, however im not sure of the following. please provide the answers and explaination,,,, need urgently to assist a student today.

    there are...........rainforests
    there are...........factories.

    thank you thank you

    Less is also used with adjectives and adverbs.


    There are fewer rainforests.

    There are fewer factories.

    forests and factories are countable nouns. So here fewer is the possible answer.

    not a teacher


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    Re: fewer vs less

    thankyou, i was 99% sure it was fewer, but needed confirmation. thank you for your promt reply :) :) :)

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