Kristen Guy Copywriting

A Gram of Grammar: Less vs. Fewer

Less vs. Fewer on Scrabble Board

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.

This trick will help you make fewer mistakes in your content, so you can spend less time on your marketing.
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