Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Confused Adjectives

Less and Fewer
Rule: Less denotes a smaller amount/quantity; Fewer denotes a small number (it emphasizes how small a number of things or people).
Incorrect Usage: (a) She drinks fewer water.
                                (b) There were less customers at the shop today.

Correct Usage: (a) She drinks less water.
                             (b) There were fewer customers at the shop today.

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