Sunday, May 12, 2013
Do you know when to use one versus the other? Below is a quiz on the difference between "fewer" and "less" courtesy of Lynn Gaertner-Johnston's Business Writing blog. After you take the quiz, click here for the answers along with some helpful pointers on keeping the two straight.
- He would like to be able to express himself using fewer/less words.
- Would you like to receive fewer/less email?
- This checkout lane is for people who have fewer/less than 15 items.
- Fewer/Less than 30 percent of participants could identify passive verbs.
- Next time please give me fewer/less strawberries.
- Can someone who is fewer/less than 44 inches tall ride this attraction?
- She had fewer/less commuting problems when she lived in Seattle.
- I leave for San Jose in fewer/less than two weeks.
- He had fewer/less than $40 in his wallet when he arrived in New York.
- I have fewer/less miles on my rewards program than I thought I had.