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- Can less be used without any comparison? 2 answers
In a recent test, we were asked to identify the grammatically incorrect sentence from this:
- They gave us the money back less the service charges of three hundred dollars.
- This country's expenditure is not less than that of Bangladesh.
- The committee initially asked for a funding of 2 million dollars, but later settled for a lesser sum.
- This country's expenditure on educational reforms is very less.
The incorrect sentence apparently is the 4th one. But I don't see why.. All 4 sentences sound correct. The only thing one might have doubts about is the use of "country's" in place of "of this country". Is the correct form of the 4th sentence - The expenditure of this country on educational reforms is very less. ?