Well, I can't believe it's Thursday again already. Does time just speed up once you have kids? Or, is it a factor of just getting older? LOL
Anyway, again, think like a seventh grader and here's my three tidbits for this week for whoever might be interested:
THEN is a time-related/sequential term. "We went walking and THEN stopped for ice cream."
THAN most often refers to a comparison. "I like chocolate ice cream more THAN vanilla."
WHO'S is a combination of "who" and "is" as in "Who's knocking at the door?"
WHOSE is generally referring to the ownership of a possession as in "Whose car is parked in the driveway?"
OK, this may take a roundabout explanation. Both mean a "decrease" but LESS is used if what is decreasing is an intangible, "mass" thing that you can't have just one of...as in less love, less frustration, or less color. However, if you are talking about things you can count and/or itemize, you would use FEWER as in fewer kids, fewer cars, or even fewer thefts. So, the next time you go into your favorite grocery store, check out the "quick" lane. Does it say "10 items or less" or the technically correct "10 items or fewer"? LOL
Well, that's it for this week...anyone have any requests for future Thursday posts? (And, yes, the plurals and possessives "tutorial" is still in progress! LOL)