less” instead of
fewerin these kinds of sentences. Another common mistake is to misuse the words
lower. In this lesson, we will look at the main differences in the uses and meanings of
lower. I will also teach you how to use the adjectives
least, as well as the verb
lessen. Even native English speakers get these words confused sometimes, but after watching, you will know exactly which one to use and when! And if you are doing the IELTS soon, this will help you with Task 1. You will get a chance to practice by doing a quiz afterwards.
Keep trying Dinny :)
Sorry, Adam! But that wasn`t clear.
Thank you very much Mr. Adam for a good lesson. Though a low quality connection with internet brought me a lot of trouble.
Thanks, Adam. The least expensive = the cheaper. Right?
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.
And can we always continue with this idea: the least tall = the lower, the least dark = the brightest, etc?
Sorry! without “the”: lower, lighter etc. I mean the second form
8/10 thank you
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
I’ll see what I can do Nguyen ;)
Thank you, teacher!
Thank you very much. Well understood. 9/10
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)?
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?
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)
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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.
Keep trying Urs. Sometimes we all stumble, but we pick ourselves up and keep going ;)
Thanks a lot Adam. This grammar lesson was quite useful for me since a get confused sometimes.
wow, i got 7/10 even i did not yet started not lesson.
Thank you Adam
I got 7/10. Thank you Adam. I never wonder about difference of those words.
Great Lesson. Thanks
Got 08 :)… Marvellous lesson Adam. Thank you for brought that forth for us!
Don’t be sad Majaruwan :) It gets easier as you go.
Hi Adam — Thanks :) <3<3
Do also provide 1-1 grammar classes by skype?
I don’t do Skype lessons, but I am working on grammar books now. I will let you know when they are ready :)
I got only 5 out of 10 ? However, thank you for this lesson, Sir Adam. ?
Keep trying Sherylyn :)
5/10 anyway thanks
im not homless
im not hopeless
Good and good :) Keep trying Samanjafary
5 from 10 (and I thought that all is clear) :) Thank you, Mr. Adam. Subscribed :)
Practice makes perfect Anna. Keep at it :)
Thanks Adam for the quiz
lol. NO worries, OmidH. Keep trying :)
The quiz was excellent. It showed me that it need to practice and use these words. Thank you.
sorry i cant find video
6/10 maybe not to bad
Nope, not bad at all. Practice makes perfect, Maksim :)
Thank you Adam! Well explained!
5/10 ,thanks ,Mr adam
Keep trying, Baghban :)
5/10 sorry for that
No need to be sorry, Hadyrooney. Just keep trying ;)
Thank you everyone :)
I’m glad I got them all right. thank you so much Adam!
Hi Adam, is it correct to add word “attenuate” in tne row – lessen, reduce, mitigate ?
In and of itself, yes, you can add it. Not a commonly used word though.
6/10 (( thank You/
9/10. Thank you. :) Could you please explain to me when we use low-quality rather than lower-quality?
lower involves a comparative (er), so it you are comparing two things, one can be of lower quality, or it is the lower-quality item among the two available.
Is this what you had in mind?
(the number of) does it take the least or the fewest?
It should be fewest as what follows is a countable noun.
Hi Adam thanks for the class. My doubt is about question 4. Why I can’t use lessen instead of lower?
Think of context: prices go up or down, not more or less.
That’s why we lower prices and lessen the time it takes to deliver the products to the customers.
Does this help?
Sure man..thanks a lot!
9/10. I think it~s not bad, but I will try to improve.
Your lessons(not lessens :)) are very helpful.
I am new at your site and lessons.
You’ve made wonderful job.
This lesson is the 7. of mines,yet -for me- the least clear. :)
If you dont mind, we want one more about this topic.
Adam, you are the best. I enjoy your lessons the most. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!
i thought i am bad about this subject but ı did 9/10 .
i suprised :)))
Adam, thanks a lot for the interesting English Lesson. May I request you if you can upload your Lessons in PDF as well?
thanks adam in my first test i got 4/10 but when i watch the video i got 8/100
thanks, great explanation!
I got 3/10, I didn’t understand Sir.
Hi Adam. Thanks for this lesson. This topic is a little bit difficult. I got 5/10 :( But I don’t give up. If you don’t mind could you make another lesson with more examples? Please
7/10. Thank you Mr. Adam
could you do a complete sentence of “the least of which”? thank you, I find your class very very helpful.
Thank you Adam
You really help me with my lessons
Thank you Adam for your helpful video. At the begininng I thought it’s going to be a trivial lesson but after a few minutes I found out how complicated it is. Although I got 9/10, I guess I need to catch more details from this video.
Thank you for this lesson. I have a question for you and I will be very happy to see your answer.
If the store wants to remain competitive, it has to ___________ the prices of its products. I quess we should use lessen, but the right answer is lower. Why can we not use both of them? Thanks!
You did a great lesson like you always do but now i’m feeling really confused…..i did 7/10 but i am going to restare the lesson…meantime thanks!
I did 7/10 but i am going to restare the lesson…meantime thanks!
9 out of 10, I’m not sure I would use these words the same properly in real conversation. Great videos and explanations. Thanks
I´ve got 6/10. It was a very interesting lesson, like always they are, but it has been difficult for me.Thanks.
Hi Adam, thank you for your lesson.
Does the sentence “Gold involves a lower risk than stock options.” work?
got 08/10 thank you teacher
I got 6 correct out of 10. I was wrong on question #2, #6, #9, and #10.
“less”, “least”, and “lesser” are tricky. I need more practice. :)
8/10. Thanks Mr.Adam
9/10 thank you Adam !!!
Still confusing between lesser & lower.
If possible, could you make one more lesson about lesser.
However, I need more practice. Thanks Adam.
Thank you very much Adam!
i got 7/10 mark. thank ADAM
8/10! This lesson is difficult for me. I need to go over tomorrow.
Thank you, Adam for this great Lesson. It is a difficult topic, but I think I got it.
8/10.. It was a good explanation, I like your way to transmit the message, always is clear at least for me. Thanks Adam.
9/10, Thanks for your lesson which makes English grammar effortless. Question about a low-quality food is cheaper than health food. Why is it not as a lower quality food is…?
thank you so much, can you recommend a good grammar book .
Thanks God bless u for ur commitment
10/10 Damn! I’m the best, aren’t I? :LOL
Hi Dear Adam. I got 8 correct answers :)
for question 8 , why is the answer “low” but not “lower”?