What is the difference between fewer and less?
Fewer is the comparative form of ‘few’.
Less is the comparative form of ‘little’.
Fewer = not so many
Less = not so much
Fewer is used with plural nouns:
· fewer vegetables
· fewer responsibilities
· fewer children
Less is used in the sense of ‘a small amount’
· less enthusiasm
· less sugar
· less petrol
Less than is used with number alone, and expressions of time and distance:
· less than a thousand
· less than ten seconds
· less than four miles