Hi Snarky! My class has to find examples of when the media mixes up less and fewer. Take a look at this big goof on a local Arizona blog.
Excellent work, Marlee! Not only is there a glaring error in the header, but the first sentence also contains a humdinger.
Where does the Phoenix Family Law News Blog go wrong? It uses less to compare countable nouns.
- Use fewer when comparing countable nouns. There are fewer days in February than in March. We can count days.
- Use less when comparing non-countable nouns. There seems to be less stress in our math class this year. Stress can be measured but not counted.
- Marriage Trends: Fewer People in Arizona Getting Married
- While there are many people searching for that perfect partner in life, it seems that fewer and fewer people are getting married.