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Re: Re: PerlMonks needs...

by peschkaj (Pilgrim)
on Sep 22, 2002 at 15:28 UTC ( #199907=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PerlMonks needs...
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Grammatically, "Less Polls" is also correct. There is a distinction between the two options.

From dictionary.com: 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).



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Re: Re: Re: PerlMonks needs...
by Perl_usr on Sep 22, 2002 at 16:27 UTC
    Well the point was that they are the same thing. -perl usr

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