Choosing the correct adjective can sometimes be difficult, especially in certain confusing cases. One of those cases is whether or not to use “less” or “fewer“. That is the question, and a lot of people would get this confused, so I don’t want this to hold you up.
“Less” is used when you’re talking about things that aren’t countable. Like, you would say, “There is less sand on this beach than the beach we were at last weekend“, because “sand” is not something that’s countable.
You would use “fewer” when you’re referring to something that is countable. Like, “There are fewer doors on this house than the last house we lived in” because “doors” is something that’s very countable.
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