Sunday, September 27, 2009

More, less and fewer

The word ‘more’ is used to form the comparative of many adjectives and adverbs that have two or more syllables.

  • A more expensive travel.
  • A more beautiful place.

More is used as a quantifier.

  • Geetha spends more money.
  • Is there any more coffee?
  • She needs a bit more advice.

The opposite of ‘more’ is ‘fewer’ for countable nouns and ‘less’ for uncountable nouns.

  • Victor takes less exercise.
  • Anil eats fewer biscuits.

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