Reply to "less number / a less number of people"

ahmed_btm posted:
  • The tour guide said that ten is the least number of tourists she can take on the boat trip.

- First, I found it strange to use 'less / least' before 'number', but two of my friends have told me that it is possible to use 'number' to mean 'quantity' and that the sentence is correct as it is. (All the outside books have included 'less number' in their books now).

Hello, Ahmed. Nice to see you here. Have you read Gustavo's reply to this point concerning the sentence you mentioned above?

https://thegrammarexchange.inf...west-or-least-number

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