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'30 days or less' or '30 days or fewer'

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WixingMords Mon 06-Jul-15 17:00:45

Countable or plurals are general paired with fewer aren't they?

But isn't there an exception with measurements?

Help!!

HippyChickMama Mon 06-Jul-15 17:08:07

I would say '30 days or less' or 'fewer than 30 days'.

MrsHathaway Mon 06-Jul-15 17:39:44

It's not whether you can count them, but whether you can only count them.

You need context for days.

For example, days are discrete for visas - if you are intending to spend fewer than ninety days in Hathawayland you do not require a visa.

But they are continuous in astronomy - a Mars year is less than 700 days.

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