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Re: PerlMonks needs...

by Perl_usr
on Sep 21, 2002 at 18:31 UTC ( #199786=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to PerlMonks needs...

I think that polls need to be Spell Checked and properly worded. Fewer Polls compared to Less polls? That makes no sense. Please try and combine like terms and diversify a little bit please, tye . :-) All respect is due to you for being brave enough to poll though. -perl usr

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Re: Re: PerlMonks needs...
by ignatz (Vicar) on Sep 21, 2002 at 19:08 UTC
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Re: Re: PerlMonks needs...
by peschkaj (Pilgrim) on Sep 22, 2002 at 15:28 UTC

    Grammatically, "Less Polls" is also correct. There is a distinction between the two options.

    From Usage Note: The traditional rule holds that fewer should be used for things that can be counted (fewer than four players), while less should be used with mass terms for things of measurable extent (less paper; less than a gallon of paint). However, less is used in some constructions where fewer would occur if the traditional rule were being followed. Less than can be used before a plural noun that denotes a measure of time, amount, or distance: less than three weeks; less than $400; less than 50 miles. Less is sometimes used with plural nouns in the expressions no less than (as in No less than 30 of his colleagues signed the letter) and or less (as in Give your reasons in 25 words or less).

    If you make something idiot-proof, eventually someone will make a better idiot.
    I am that better idiot.
      Well the point was that they are the same thing. -perl usr
Re: Re: PerlMonks needs...
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Sep 24, 2002 at 00:49 UTC
    I thought it was a UNIX joke.


      Well if it was I didn't get it. :-( -perl usr

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