Using Less and Fewer

English Using Less and Fewer, how to use less, how to use fewer. Difference between less and fewer;


Using Less and Fewer in English



Less is used when talking about things that are uncountable or have no plural. It is complatible with collective nouns, non-countable nouns and volumes.


  • I earn less money than a policeman.
  • Many of us maybe eat less sugar.
  • I sleep less than my father.



Fewer is used when talking about things or people in the plural. It is used countable nouns and individual items.


  • I bought fewer books this year.
  • They’ve got fewer problems than they used to have.
  • Now I’ve got fewer tasks than I used to have.