Question: Can We Say Lesser?

What is a lesser man?

DEFINITIONS1.

1.

someone who is not as good or as moral as someone else.

A lesser man wouldn’t have admitted he was wrong..

Is less a quantifier?

We use the quantifiers less and fewer to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. Less and fewer are comparative words. Less is the comparative form of little. Fewer is the comparative form of few.

Is less people grammatically correct?

The correct usage is “fewer people” because we are talking about a group of discrete entities — a set of things that can be counted. “Less,” by contrast,is correct for dealing with more general amounts.

When should you use fewer or less?

According to usage rules, fewer is only to be used when discussing countable things, while less is used for singular mass nouns. For example, you can have fewer ingredients, dollars, people, or puppies, but less salt, money, honesty, or love. If you can count it, go for fewer.

Can you say much fewer?

OK. In fact, the phrase “many fewer,” despite its seeming contradiction, is perfectly correct. That’s because the adjective “many” is used with countable items (discrete or separate entities), such as people, pebbles and polliwogs.

Is it less hours or fewer hours?

If the countable noun refers to an amount of time, distance, or money, you’ll want to use “less,” not “fewer.” For instance, you would say “The concert lasted less than two hours,” not “… fewer than two hours,” even though “hours” is technically a countable noun.

Is fewer a word?

pronoun. (used with a plural verb) a smaller number: Fewer have come than we hoped.

Is very less proper English?

Very less isn’t correct. It depends on exactly what you’re trying to say though. Very little implies a completely different meaning. If there is very little of something, it means a very small number.

Is it 10 items or less or fewer?

Grammatically, “less” is used for singular mass nouns; “fewer” is used for things that can be counted individually. Therefore it is grammatically correct to refer to less salt but fewer ingredients; under this rule, the phrase should be “ten items or fewer.”