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I dont know what is different between less and fewer . can you help me ?
 

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In many cases there is no difference.

Example: Less than five people came to the party. = Fewer than five people came to the party

but here is a case where there is a difference:

Five less two equals three. (correct)
Five fewer two equals three. (incorrect)

The word "less" can be used in more ways than the word "fewer".
Less can be a noun, verb, adverb, adjective or pronoun.

But the word "fewer" can only be an adjective or a pronoun.

Consult a dictionary to see the different usages. ;-)
 
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