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Fewer or Less?

Use fewer with countable nouns, less with uncountable nouns. For example, There were fewer students in class today and I ate less than she did. Even though hours are countable, you generally use less with time and money. For example, I have less than 10 minutes left to finish this post. However, if you refer to specific units of time or money, you can use fewer. For example, I have fewer than ten silver coins.

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