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We use the adjectives:

1. big/large/great - small

2. high/great - low

3. more - less

when comparing figures; for example:

  • The number of people in New York is higher/bigger/larger/greater than London.

  • 50 square metres is greater than 50 square centimetres.

  • New York has more people than London.

Do we use any other comparative adjectives when comparing them?

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    When comparing numbers (i.e., countable things, rather than uncountable amounts), it is traditionally frowned upon to use less. New York has more inhabitants than London, so London has fewer (not less) inhabitants than New York. In casual speech, less is far more common even when referring to countable entities, but in careful speech or writing, it is wisest to avoid it. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 5 '18 at 14:59
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    Possible duplicate of Difference between "greater" and "larger" Also Higher, greater or bigger distance?, and doubtless several others. – FumbleFingers Nov 5 '18 at 15:26

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