Less vs Fewer- English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

Here we look at the difference between "less" and "fewer". This set of words is often used incorrectly and we decided to take a closer look at the difference to help you avoid mistakes. The key difference is that the word "less" is used to refer to uncountable things while "fewer" is used to refer to countable things. Keeping this in mind will help you figure out which word to use in all situations. Remember the '10 items or less' line at the supermarket" Well, it's actually a mistake. If you are purchasing several items then these items are countable, which means the checkout should be called the ?10 items or fewer" line. Other examples of the difference between the two words are "I have been to fewer countries than you" (countable),"I have less money than you" (uncountable).


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

From this unit i have been able to to review some of the tenses such as the future simple,future continuous,the future perfect and going to future ETC.Their usage and form,as well as some of the common the mistakes usually make by students and also some teaching tips to help me in the class.Helps the teacher understand the process of the lesson plan and how to implement it for best results. Gives guidance on what to use for the different approaches to the lesson. Also gives clear instructions on how to do the lesson and gives suggestions on what to use in the different stages.In this unit, I learned that the receptive skills are reading and listening. I didn't know this before. It is good that we get so many chances to write lesson plans. For me, it was difficult to write a reading lesson plan. It is completely different from all the rest we already have learned.


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