"Hij heeft minder dan honderd hoeden."

Translation:He has fewer than a hundred hats.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Skullclutt

Clearly, he needs more.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YvonneJanssen

that is such a coincidence! I have less then hundred hats too!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clrtnb
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My high school English teacher, Miss Jenny Schooley, would be horrified that I wrote, "He has less than 100 hats," and was marked correct, even though Duolingo did give "He has fewer than 100 hats" as an alternate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matilda931359
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Why is it grammatically wrong to say so ? I'm also learning English not just Dutch ^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jessy292950
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Fewer is for numbers of things (e.g. fewer people, fewer items) and less is for amounts (e.g. less water, less sand) but most people use less in both cases.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matilda931359
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OK thanks for the explanation :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Owlspotting
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"10 items or fewer": funny how it looks funny, even though it should be the way we express it...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IzabellaJ.
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That's not enough for the mad hatter club.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/megaspel

Still, that's likely a lot of hats.

3 years ago
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