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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #26434: Fewer or less
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    Fewer or less

     Fewer or less


    Fewer is used with countable nouns: people, animals, chairs, shoes.


    Less is used for uncountable, usually abstract nouns: money, happiness, snow, idealism.

    Less is also used with adjectives and adverbs.


    The rule for when to use fewer or less is similar to the rule for when to use amount or number. Number and fewer are both used when you can count the items to which you are referring. Amount and less are both used when you cannot count the items to which you are referring.



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    1. There are women in my family than men.

    2. The express line is only for shoppers with ten items or .

    3. Mandy dumped me, but that doesn't mean I like her any .

    4. You should try to use energy by turning off the light when you leave the room.

    5. We have students this year than last.

    6. There seem to be tourists around this year.

    7. Maybe he would worry if he understood the situation.

    8. She has interest in gardening than he does.

    9. There are buses on Sundays.

    10. Doctors recommend eating salt.

    11. David has ideas than everyone else.

    12. I hope snow falls this year.

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