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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 9:39:36 PM
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If I would like to say I am old in an indirect way, which is correct? And should it be "fewer" or "less"?

My days in front are less/fewer than the days behind.

Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 10:10:12 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
If I would like to say I am old in an indirect way, which is correct? And should it be "fewer" or "less"?

My days in front are less/fewer than the days behind.

Thanks.


In this example, "days" is countable, so "fewer" is correct.

Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 10:40:47 PM
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Thanks, Wilmar!
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:11:26 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Thanks, Wilmar!


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Wilmar or palapaguy ?


I don't know if either will be flattered by a change in name!
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