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Fewer is often confused with "less".

Use fewer with things you can count ("digital").

Correct:

  • I have fewer shoes in my closet now that I've cleaned it out and donated 4 pairs of shoes to charity.
  • Jane has fewer books than Tim.

Incorrect:

  • Zoe has fewer money than Dale.
    • Corrected: Zoe has less money than Dale. or Zoe has fewer dollars than Dale.

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