Less vs. Fewer

Less vs. Fewer

Are you unsure when to use “less” and when to use “fewer?” Don’t worry—even the most seasoned writers sometimes confuse the two.

Fortunately, the rule about “less” and “fewer” is fairly simple.

If you can count the items you’re writing about, use “fewer.” If you can’t count them, use “less.”

Easier than you thought, right?

To learn more about less vs. fewer, visit WriteLab’s Guide.


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