If it was fewer people who went to the concert last night, why is fewer correct and less is incorrect?
Fewer refers to number. Less refers size, mass, weight.
Idk, or give a shit.
Mass vs count nouns
Take it to the Supreme Court
@tlaney this sounds like a job for you.
"Fewer" is used for things you can count discretely. If you have 7 grapes, you have FEWER grapes than someone who has 8.
"Less" is used for something whose quantities are not measured discretely. For example, we don't say someone has one peanut butter or two peanut butters. So we would say one person has LESS peanut butter than another. Or we could say they have FEWER ounces of peanut butter, since ounces are counted.
You beat me to it! Great explenation.
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That's high praise, coming from you!
Because less is more! I heard it on a commercial. 😎
If you're talking about individual things it's fewer, e.g. There were fewer swans chasing me today. If you're talking about a whole or a concept, you use less, e.g. I will start eating less food
English.....incredibly difficult language
RT, see buffalo above. Less is used for things that aren't measured by some individual unit. Less sugar means a lower amount. However, if you were to speak of grains of sugar then it would be fewer.