Thursday, November 28, 2013

Less Rice, Fewer Grains

"Less" and "fewer" seem to be one of the more difficult word pairs to get right. I don't blame people for having trouble with it; it handles certain concepts in English that do not come up often and are also not always easy to explain. In fact, I am certain that the primary reason for the troubles in remembering when to use each word is that people explain things so technically that it makes most people's brains shut off before the lesson sinks in. 

So let me give you a handy trick that might help you remember it for the long haul:

"Less rice means fewer grains."  

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