| #2 (permalink) Sat Sep 10, 2005 14:24 pm Fewer/less
Life is difficult, isn't it. You are quite right. The rule is fewer with countable and less with uncountable but again more and more you hear less with countable nouns. They are both in the comparative form ie little/less few/fewer. Although in informal English less is now used as in your quotation less people. The funny thing is that no one would use them in the positive form in that way. For example if you said: Little people showed interest in the festival, instead of: Few people showed interest in the festival, you would be regarded as strange.
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