What is different between less and little?


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"Less" is a comparative adjective.  It is possible to say that "A is less than B" but not "A is little than B" (You might say "littler" in that context - but "littler" sounds a bit odd.)

When I was working in India (Bangalore/Chennai) it was common to hear "very less" when actually what was meant was "very much less" or "very little".

In "standard" English "very less" is meaningless, but there may be some places/idioms (like that above) where it is accepted.

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