English Grammar more, less, fewer
Learn English More Less Fewer Grammar

Grammar Level 3- Lesson Thirty

In this grammar lesson, you learn about More Less Fewer in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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more / less, fewer


When increasing the quantity of a noun, use the word “more.”

He wants more opportunities to go to the beach.

He needs more water.

When decreasing the quantity of a noun, choose between the words “less” or “fewer,” depending on the type of noun it is. In this case, you need to consider if a noun is a count noun or a non-count noun. (Learn the differences between count and noun-count nouns in English Grammar Count And Non-count Nouns with examples lesson.)

He has fewer opportunities to go to the beach these days because he’s so busy.

The word “opportunities ” is a count noun.

He should drink less lemonade. He might get sick.

The word “lemonade” is a noun-count noun.

Using “more” is fairly easy because you can use “more” with both count nouns and non-count nouns:

Let’s get some more food. (The word “food” is a non-count noun.)
I want to read more books this year . (The word “onion” is a count noun.)

Choosing between “less” and “fewer” is not as easy. You really have to pay attention to the type of noun you are describing.

I’m trying to eat less food in order to lose weight. (The word “food” is a non-count noun.)
The students have fewer books to read this semester. (The word “book(s)” is a count noun.)

Generally, words that end in an “s” are plural count nouns. Words that don’t end in “s” but are considered plural are non-count nouns.


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