Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, less or fewer, numbers, Quiz
|Which is correct?
According to Lockheed’s rules, the ____ people involved in a skunkworks project, the better.
Explanation: Always use fewer for anything countable — especially when referring to people. (See also: amount vs. number)
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Here’s a list of Basic Operating Rules of Lockheed’s Skunkworks.