Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Jul 04, 2016 Views: 810
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.
- There are many other commonly confused words in English. View a list of these commonly confused words on the Writing Center's website.
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