Yellow Level Quiz #12 – Using “fewer” and “less” for comparisons; using “fewest” and “least” as superlatives (ANSWERS)

Part A.

Directions: Complete each sentence with “fewer” or “less.”

1. There were __fewer__ men at the party than women.

2. I have ___less___ time to do things this year than last year.

3. We need __less_____ help this week compared to last week.

4. George worked ___fewer__ than 30 hours this week.

5. Many Americans are choosing to have ___fewer____ children because of the economy.

6. They made ___less____ money this year than last year.

7. I hope you are making ___fewer___ mistakes with your English since you started coming to this website.

8. There’s __less____ daylight in the winter than in the summer.

9. There are ___fewer___ hours of darkness in the summer than in the winter.

10. _Fewer____ people want to go into that profession these days.

11. __Fewer____ and __fewer_____ customers are buying those products.

12. We’re using __less__ water now after installing water-saving toilets.

13. He has __fewer__ opportunities to find a job without a college degree.

14. You should use __less___ butter in this cookie recipe than the recipe calls for.

15. There’s ___less___ and __less____ work available for people who need jobs.

16. She spent __less__ time this month practicing her violin which resulted in some poor performances.

17. I’ve noticed __fewer___ mosquitoes this year compared to last year.

18. Our teacher gave us __less__ homework today than yesterday.

19. It would be ___less___ of a hassle if you could just take care of the situation yourself.

20. They have ___fewer___financial problems this year because their father found a new job that pays well.

Part B.

Directions: Complete each sentence with “fewest” or “least.”

1. Of all the houses we saw, I liked that one the __least____.

2. They have the ___fewest___ new members compared to the other groups.

3. Don’t mention it. It was the ___least___ I could do.

4. This recipe uses the __least_____ oil.

5. Compared to other years, the hospital recorded the __fewest___ number of deaths related to gun-shot wounds.

6. This is the ___least____ of my worries.

7. We received the __fewest__ new applications this year compared to all the other years we have been in business.

8. Their company had the ___fewest___ violations within their industry.

9. I’ve owned many good cars during my lifetime. This one has given me the ___least____ trouble.

10. During the week, we see the __fewest__ students on Thursday.


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