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"Hij heeft minder dan honderd hoeden."

Translation:He has fewer than a hundred hats.

September 24, 2014

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skullclutt

Clearly, he needs more.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YvonneJanssen

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clrtnb

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.


[deactivated user]

    Why is it grammatically wrong to say so ? I'm also learning English not just Dutch ^^


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessy292950

    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.


    [deactivated user]

      OK thanks for the explanation :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassiDuo

      "10 items or fewer": funny how it looks funny, even though it should be the way we express it...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frank664005

      Fewer should be used for numbers.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IzabellaJ.

      That's not enough for the mad hatter club.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/megaspel

      Still, that's likely a lot of hats.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian672942

      The slow version of the pronunciation said "oren" at the end


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MervKing

      To me it sounded like "ulen" - onions. It is not the best audio.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annette348826

      OOPS! hats not dogs !!! LOL !!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annette348826

      I wrote, "He has less than a hundred dogs." this was marked incorrect !

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