Re: Fewer vs. Less

Subject: Re: Fewer vs. Less
From: Stephen Forrest <forrest -at- SMTP -dot- SHIMADZU -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 16:32:37 EST

> On Mon, 21 Apr 1997 16:20:36 -0600, you wrote:
>
>>Simple guidelines: use fewer with plurals, less with singular
>>nouns.

Here in Baltimore we have a have a large grocery chain that used to
have signs over the Express lanes that said, "10 items or less."
Customer outcry, believe it or not, made them change it to, "10 items
or fewer."

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