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> Or, take less showers.

Would that be showers taken with reduced water pressure? Or do you perhaps mean fewer showers?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewer_vs._less




Yes, I meant fewer. Corrected in the post above, thanks. (I'm not a native speaker but this is no excuse, I should have known that! ;-)


It's been my experience that non-native speakers do a better job of paying attention to issues of structure and coherence than native speakers. And I can't count the number of times I've met someone whose excellent English composition abilities were completely at odds with their place of birth.

Some might say that my going on about "less/fewer" and other similar grammatical arcana is unfair or irrelevant. There is some merit to that argument, but we're comfortable tearing people's computer code apart, and this is a similar activity -- except in an emotional sense. Most people who eagerly welcome computer code corrections bristle at grammatical corrections.

So thanks for taking my comment in good humor.




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