Fewer and Less

0

I am Bonita's friend.  I am helping her ask her questions in English.. Too bad I don't know the answers myself.  

 

Question 1: Who knows what the difference is between fewer and less?  Should it be, I made fewer mistakes than last time or I made less mistakes than last time.  They both sound pretty good to me! So I helped Bonita sign up for this website so she can get some help. The more questions that she asked me the more that I realized that I don’t speak/write proper English.   I just don’t have confidence about if something I write is wrong or right.  Help us please! LOL

few fewer less asked Aug 28 '13 at 03:19 Bonita New member

1 answer


0

WE USE FEWER WHEN IT IS COUNTABLE

LIKE: I HAVE FEWER APPLES THAN JASMINE, JUST BECAUSE WE CAN COUNT HOW MANY APPLES I HAVE AND HOW MANY JASMINE HAVE, WE ARE PUTTING FEWER

WE USE LESS WHEN IT IS UNCOUNTABLE

LIKE: THERE IS LESS JUICE IN THE CUP THAN IN THE JUG, JUST BEACAUSE WE CANNOT HOW MANY DROPS ARE THERE IN CUP NOR IN THE JUG, WE USE LESS....

 THANKS

link comment answered Oct 14 '15 at 09:51 peace dorthy4455@gmail.com New member

Your answer


Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.