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Less of

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?