Less vs. Fewer is Dead

September 29, 2013

Of all my useless talents, spotting “less” when it should be “fewer” is probably the most annoying to my friends. I might have to give up, though, as it is a losing battle. I could be wrong, but I believe the following is in an error in the NYTimes.

But lawmakers in the remaining 49 states and in Congress, where no less than four bills now sit in various committees, have yet to legislate specifically against patent trolling.

(emphasis added).