COMPARISONS OF QUANTITY

To show difference: more, less, fewer + than

The rule is:

MORE + nouns that are countable or uncountable
FEWER + countable nouns
LESS uncountable nouns

Comparisons of quantity showing difference 3

Examples:

With countable nouns: more / fewer

  • Eloise has more children than Chantal.
  • Chantal has fewer children than Eloise.
  • There are fewer dogs in Cardiff than in Bristol
  • I have visited fewer countries than my friend has.
  • He has read fewer books than she has.

With uncountable nouns: more / less

  • Eloise has more money than Chantal.
  • Chantal has less money than Eloise.
  • I spend less time on homework than you do.
  • Cats drink less water than dogs.
  • This new dictionary gives more information than the old one.

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