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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Long work hours leave many parents with __________ time for their children.

Gas prices are high these days. Flying from Toronto to California actually costs _________ than driving there.

Our charity works to ____________ the negative impact that food prices have on low-income families.

If the store wants to remain competitive, it has to ___________ the prices of its products.

The unemployment rates are ___________ today than they were ten years ago.

James: Which of these shirts should I buy?
Emma: They are all similar. You might as well buy the ________ expensive one.

Students complained because the professor gave them __________ than a week to complete their essays.

__________-quality food is cheaper than healthy food, unfortunately.

Jill needed to borrow money either from her parents or from the bank. She decided the bank was the ________ evil.

Right now, your complaints are the ____________ of my concerns. I have a more important job to do.


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53 Comments on “How & when to use LESS, FEWER, LESSER, and LEAST in English”


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4/10 :(

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    Keep trying Dinny :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

Thank you very much Mr. Adam for a good lesson. Though a low quality connection with internet brought me a lot of trouble.

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

Thanks, Adam. The least expensive = the cheaper. Right?

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    Hi Andy,

    The least expensive = the cheapest (of the group being looked at). Usually, when we say the least expensive, the thing is expensive, but less than the other choices.

    The least tall = the shortest (of the group)
    The least dark = the brightest( of the group)

    All the boys are tall, but Jim is the least tall.
    All the boys are tall, but Jim is the shortest among them.
    Hope this helps.

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

And can we always continue with this idea: the least tall = the lower, the least dark = the brightest, etc?

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    Sorry! without “the”: lower, lighter etc. I mean the second form

    Tuesday, September 24th 2019

8/10 thank you

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

I got 6/10, the lesson is trully difficult, I confused when use less or lower, i only know less for uncountable and lower for countable. if you don’t mind please make more one lesson about this topic. Thank Adam

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    I’ll see what I can do Nguyen ;)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

Thank you, teacher!

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

Thank you very much. Well understood. 9/10

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

Thanks a lot Adam!!
But I´m now a bit confused about the differences between lessen and lower. If both are used as verbs, what´s wrong in saying:
Question 4: If the store wants to remain competitive, it has to lessen (= reduce) the prices of its products.
Is it because the word “prices” can´t be used with less, as it is countable (lessen=make less)?
Thanks ;)

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    Hi Knopfler,

    Not only about countable or not. Think of context: prices go up or down, not more or less.

    That’s why we lower prices, lessen the time it takes to deliver the products to the customers.

    Does this help?

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

thanks. sorry for the mistake as my engvid account was once open the last time and one of my friend used it for bad purpose for criticising one of the teacher as i got to later on about it. so i am gonna take care about it but any way like this video
so could i be responded tom my question asked last time MR ADAM (AND ENGVID MODERATER)

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    I am going to manually approve your comments before they can appear, to make sure you don’t say anything inappropriate.

    Wednesday, September 25th 2019

I REALLY APLOGISE IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG WITH MY ACCOUNT FOR THE TEACHER IN MY ABSCENE

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    Hi Humaid,

    I’ll answer the question in the other timeline.

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

It is impossible: only five from 10; has never been so. At least, I know where I have to increase my efforts.
Thank you for the lesson.

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

    Keep trying Urs. Sometimes we all stumble, but we pick ourselves up and keep going ;)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

Thanks a lot Adam. This grammar lesson was quite useful for me since a get confused sometimes.

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

wow, i got 7/10 even i did not yet started not lesson.

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Thank you Adam

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

I got 7/10. Thank you Adam. I never wonder about difference of those words.

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Great Lesson. Thanks

Friday, September 27th 2019

Got 08 :)… Marvellous lesson Adam. Thank you for brought that forth for us!

Friday, September 27th 2019

6/10 :((

Saturday, September 28th 2019

    Don’t be sad Majaruwan :) It gets easier as you go.

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

      Hi Adam — Thanks :) <3<3

      Sunday, October 13th 2019

10/10
Thanks, Adam

Saturday, September 28th 2019

Hi Adam
Do also provide 1-1 grammar classes by skype?

Sunday, September 29th 2019

    Hi Naima,

    I don’t do Skype lessons, but I am working on grammar books now. I will let you know when they are ready :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

I got only 5 out of 10 😂 However, thank you for this lesson, Sir Adam. 🙂

Thursday, October 3rd 2019

    Keep trying Sherylyn :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

5/10 anyway thanks
im not homless

Friday, October 4th 2019

    im not hopeless

    Friday, October 4th 2019

      Good and good :) Keep trying Samanjafary

      Sunday, October 13th 2019

5 from 10 (and I thought that all is clear) :) Thank you, Mr. Adam. Subscribed :)

Saturday, October 5th 2019

    Practice makes perfect Anna. Keep at it :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

Thanks Adam for the quiz

Sunday, October 6th 2019

5/10 shet

Sunday, October 6th 2019

    lol. NO worries, OmidH. Keep trying :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

The quiz was excellent. It showed me that it need to practice and use these words. Thank you.

Sunday, October 6th 2019

sorry i cant find video

Monday, October 7th 2019

6/10 maybe not to bad

Thursday, October 10th 2019

    Nope, not bad at all. Practice makes perfect, Maksim :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

Thank you Adam! Well explained!

Friday, October 11th 2019

THANK YOU

Friday, October 11th 2019

5/10 ,thanks ,Mr adam

Friday, October 11th 2019

    Keep trying, Baghban :)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

5/10 sorry for that

Sunday, October 13th 2019

    No need to be sorry, Hadyrooney. Just keep trying ;)

    Sunday, October 13th 2019

Thank you everyone :)

Sunday, October 13th 2019
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