Using Words Correctly 2
When you write, avoid confusing these sets of words:
- fewer, less: Fewer compares things you can count. Less compares quantities you can't count but can measure.
I have fewer collectible cards than Shannon, but I also have less time to collect them.
- good, well: Good is an adjective meaning "desirable." Well is an adverb meaning "in a desirable way."
My card collection is good, but I don't spot rare cards as well as Shannon does.
- learn, teach: Learn means to gain knowledge or skill. Teach means to help others gain knowledge or skill.
I'd like to learn more about card collecting if Shannon would teach me.