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Dec 7 2016   2:28AM GMT

Fewer or less – which is correct?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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digital time clockThe promise of automation is that people will need to work _____ hours.
a. fewer
b. less
Which is correct?

The correct answer is a. fewer

REASON:  Both fewer and less are adjectives. If the noun being modified is plural, use fewer.

 

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  • lovinlanguage
    If you can count it, use fewer.
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