16/8/17 The Difference between Fewer and Less

The Difference between Fewer and Less

Use fewer when referring to numbers <the First Monday demonstrations drew fewer protesters this year>; use less when referring to volume, amount or degree <the senior judge has less influence these days>.
It is redundant to write or say *a fewer number because the sense of number if included in the meaning of fewer. Make it a smaller number or simply fewer.

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