Anyone still using fewer instead of less?


#1

There used to be a time when people said things like ‘fewer cars’ while nowadays everyone seems to say ‘less cars’ instead. Is the time of the comparative ‘fewer’ over?


#2

Ah, the good ol’ days! I think TOEFL and IELTS essay graders still pay attention to these antiquated conventions, so I will continue to make corrections as I see fit!


#3

That’s good to hear, TJ because I don’t think replacing fewer with less is a positive development.