Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 832

The words fewer and less are often confused with one another.

  • Fewer is used for words that you can count.

Example: Fewer people, fewer cars, fewer fish, fewer grains of rice.

  • Less is used for words that you cannot count.

Example: Less salt, less water, less sand, less consistency, less happiness.

 

Double-sided error with the words "fewer-countable" on the right and "less-not countable" on the right

 

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