A Gram of Grammar: Less vs. Fewer
Do you know when to use “less” versus “fewer”?
Since their meanings are similar, it can be tricky. Here’s a simple way to help you remember.
“Less” is used with mass nouns or nouns that deal with a volume or an amount of something.
Less Example: We have less time to finish the project than last time.
“Fewer” is used with counting nouns. In other words, if something can be counted, use fewer.
Fewer Example: Fewer people attended the meeting than last week.