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Jack was injured in a car accident.
Jack was wounded in a car accident.

People are injured or hurt as a result of an accident or a fight, but people are wounded in wars and battles.

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My elder brother is six feet high.
My elder brother is six feet tall.

We generally use tall with people, and it's the opposite of short. Use high when referring to trees, buildings, or mountains, and it's the opposite of low.

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Although the question was easy, a few boys were able to answer it.
Although the question was easy, few boys were able to answer it.
Although the question was difficult, few boys were able to answer it.
Although the question was difficult, a few boys were able to answer it.

Few means not many and emphasises the smallness of the number, it is distinguished from a few, which means at least some.

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She gave an apple to every of the children.
She gave an apple to each of the children.
Each child had an apple.
Every child had an apple.

Use each for one of two or more things, taken one by one. Never use every for two, but always for more than two things, taken as a group. Each is more individual and specific, but every is the more emphatic word.

Each and every are always singular: Each (or every) one of the twenty boys has a book.

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They have fewer books than I have.
They have less books than I have.

Less denotes amount, quantity, value, or degree, fewer denotes number. We may have less water, less food, less money, less education, but fewer books, fewer letters, fewer friends.

We say less than (five, six, etc.) pounds because the pounds are considered as a sum of money and not as a number of coins.

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