a smaller amount
smaller extent;not so much
"of less importance"
"less time to spend with the family"
"a shower uses less water"
"less than three years old"
"no less than perfect"
"less than three weeks"
"no less than 50 people attended"
"in 25 words or less"
"she walks less than she should"
"he works less these days"
19 is less than 20.
出自： Joseph Harris
And then the sighs he would suppress..grew less and less.
Their number was less than ten.
出自： A. N. Wilson
误 She spent fewer time reading the text than I did.
正 She spent less time reading the text than I did.
误 He was less than thirty, but he was ruined.
正 He was under thirty, but he was ruined.
析 表示“不到多少岁”,英语习惯用under,而不用less than。
误 Of the two suits,I took the least expensive one.
正 Of the two suits,I took the less expensive one.
误 It is less colder than it was yesterday.
正 It is less cold than it was yesterday.