Under vs Less Than


Are both of these correct? Or only the second one?


  • You can get there in under 10 minutes.
  • You can get there in less than 10 minutes.
under less asked May 30 '13 at 21:35 Gianna New member

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I'm not sure we always need to assume that written language requires a more formal (grammatically normative) register. I do agree, though, that the use of 'under' in this context is more colloquial. I would say use whichever blows your hair back, but do it under the radar when the purists are lurking!

link comment answered May 31 '13 at 12:33 Ahmad Barnard Expert

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