Wednesday, February 1, 2012
IT'S '10 ITEMS OR FEWER' ... NOT '10 ITEMS OR LESS' !
Even Hollywood gets it wrong .... the phrase has even been made into what looks like a terrible movie starring Morgan Freeman.
And lousy grammer
So if you want to be cooler than a supermarket aisle, here’s one simple rule: if you can count the things you’re talking about, use ‘fewer‘. If you can’t, use ‘less‘.
You can’t count time: Less time
You can’t count water: Less water
You can’t count fat: Less fat
You CAN count numbers of hours: Fewer hours
and numbers of cups: Fewer cups of water,
and numbers of calories: Fewer calories
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