Choose the correct answer from a, b, c or d :-
- ............ students enrolled this year at our university than last year.
a) Less of the b) A few more c) A few d) Less
Please explain why you chose it.
I find B the only correct answer, though D sounds idiomatic yet incorrect at the same time.
Thanks a lot for your answer.
Could you please explain why you chose (Less) not (A few more)?
I also insist on (Less) ,but my colleagues and teachers say it is (A few more).
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Simply put, "more" and "fewer" can be used as subjects: "More people now enroll.... Fewer students have enrolled this year..."
Less is simply a comparative adjective and adverb, not to be used as a sentence subject predicating a verb. Here is a correct use: "I think the number now is less than it was then." It cannot function as a pronoun.
If so, Less is the opposite of more and it should be correct. Also there is (than) in the sentences,so we compare between student who enrolled last year and this year.
I'm sorry for disturbance.Please make it clear for me.
Less is used for uncountable nouns, so it is incorrect to be used with (students)