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RainbowInACloud Wed 31-Dec-14 02:55:14

Sorry this has probably been done to death.
My son's homework asks him to practice counting 1 more/ less in numbers up to 20.
Shouldn't it say fewer as the numbers are quantifiable? I'm not a grammar expert by any means but that's what I thought. However saying 'what's 1 fewer than 15?' sounds wrong to me.

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 31-Dec-14 03:01:43

It's less. Explanation here

RainbowInACloud Wed 31-Dec-14 05:15:42

Thank you.

DropYourSword Wed 31-Dec-14 06:19:22

Does it really matter though? Surely the meaning is still clear.

mummybare Wed 31-Dec-14 06:22:43

Erm... You do know this is Pedants' Corner, right, DropYourSword?

DropYourSword Wed 31-Dec-14 06:41:08


Oops, I just always refresh active conversations!

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