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Fewer vs less

They cannot be used alternatively.

Fewer should be used with countable nouns in the plural form, e.g.

Fewer boys than girls want to become nurses.

Less is used when we talk about amounts, usually with nouns in the singular form, e.g.

He earns less than 500$ per week.

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