Translation:You know fewer English words than my little sister.
Why is 'less' in place of 'fewer' not allowed here. I have reported it in case.
I understand your dilemma and the fact that the teachers on this course are probably not teachers mor are thetvnative enlish speakers. I find the information you sent me helpful but i wouldn't accept it as Fowlers doesnt make this distinction. Thank you for all your efforts. Fowlers was the bible for correct english
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Actually, I knew I knew I have read more about it before, but I always forget the details. There is, for example, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewer_vs._less which I must have seen before. I will check more sentences of the course to see what is accepted elsewhere.
BTW I always thaught the Bible was Strunk and White.
Thanks vladafu. In my studies and usage of english for writing textbooks fifteen years ago i was always referred to fowler's modern english usage. Strunk and White was used but not with the same authority as Fowler's. To be honest I am not really interested in learning English as i have been using it for 70 odd years but I do appreciate your help with Czech which is a challenge for me as I have two granddaughters in Czechia who both speak Czech and English