"Fewer" is used with plural countable nouns, and "less" is used with uncountable nouns.
adjective 1. (a smaller number of) This train makes fewer stops than the 8:15 train. Este tren hace menos paradas que el tren de las 8:15. pronoun 2. (a smaller number) Hundreds of people were exposed to the virus, but fewer than twenty got sick. Cientos de personas estuvieron expuestas al virus, pero menos de veinte se enfermaron.
adjective 1. (general) a. menos no fewer than thirty no menos de treinta fewer and fewer people cada vez menos gente pronoun 2. (general) a. menos mpl, fpl there are fewer (of them) than I thought hay menos de lo que creía fewer [ˈfjuːəʳ]
(compar) menos fewer than ten menos de diez; no fewer than ... no menos de ...; they have fewer than I tienen menos que yo; the fewer the better cuantos menos mejor
Phrases with "fewer"
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