Posted by GPP on August 23, 2003
In Reply to: Less of posted by sphinx on August 23, 2003
: 'He is less of a fool than I thought he was.'
: and 'It might be less of a problem ethically'
: How to explain 'less of'?
: I've never seen this kind of grammatical rule.
Is your question grammatical--that is, are you wondering whether these are grammatically correct sentences? The answer to this is, probably so, but you might get some argument; they're both entirely idiomatic, however. Or are you unsure of the meaning of the sentences?