Counting or Measuring?

Check out Counting or Measuring? by rogersgeorge. Here is an excerpt:

We use “few” for counting, which is a number, and “less” for measuring, which refers to amounts. But you have room for ambiguity sometimes—referring to time, for instance, and distances. Depending on what you’re saying, either way can work.

Here, is Mr. Tinkerson counting the number of sheets…

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