English grammar rule Fewer less

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Jimmy has less items.

Fewer is a quantifier used with countable nouns.

Less is a quantifier for uncountable, mass nouns.


Examples of 'Fewer less' rule
  1. Incorrect Jimmy has less clothes than Mark
    Correct Jimmy has fewer clothes than Mark.
    Incorrect I ate fewer oatmeal.
    Correct I ate less oatmeal.
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