From an article in the paper:
"The complaints are small compared with the number of vehicles involved."
Were the complaints teeny tiny, itsy bitsy? Or were there just not that many?
An apple can be small, but complaints must be few if you're talking about amount.
I know why the writer used "small" instead of "few." See how the sentence sounds with the correct word:
"The complaints are few compared with the number of vehicles involved."
A little fuddy-duddy, eh? (Had to put that in as a nod to the Vancouver Olympics.) If you don't like using "few," then you can recast the sentence:
"When you consider the amount of vehicles involved, not very many actual complaints were registered."
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