Friday, March 22, 2013

Grammar Day: Less vs. Fewer

Grammar is a tricky subject. With all the rules and exceptions, how can a person keep track? I can't answer that, but I can help with little pieces here and there.

Today's Topic: Less vs. Fewer

Basic Rule: If you can count it, use the word fewer.

I had fewer apples than you did. 
I ate less than he did. 
Any Exceptions? Sometimes things that use the word fewer don't have a specific number (so it isn't as obvious that they can be counted).
You had fewer distractions.
She was less distracting.
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