De plus en plus de and de moins en moins de = more and more and less and less (comparisons of nouns)

Look at these sentences:

J'ai de moins en moins de patience pour ces choses-là.I've got less and less patience for those things.

Ma fille a de plus en plus de peluches dans sa chambre.My daughter has more and more plush toys in her bedroom.

De moins en moins de gens s'envoient des lettres.Fewer and fewer people send letters to each other.

J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.I'm struggling more and more to focus.

To express more and more [thing(s)] and less/fewer [thing(s)], you will use de plus en plus de [chose(s)] and de moins en moins de [chose(s)].

Remember that the last de becomes d' in front of a vowel or a mute h.

Tu fais de plus en plus d'efforts pour m'aider.You make more and more effort to help me.
  

See also Better and better, worse and worse = de mieux en mieux, de pire en pire (comparisons)De plus en plus and de moins en moins = more and more and less and less (comparisons with adjectives, adverbs, verbs) and Plus... plus..., moins... moins... = the more...the more..., the less...the less... (comparisons with phrases)

 

Here are other Comparative structures:

Making comparisons with adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que
Making comparisons with adverbs: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que
Making comparisons with verbs: plus que, autant que, moins que
Making comparisons with nouns: plus de... que, moins de... que, autant de... que

And Superlative structures:

Le, la, les plus and le, la, les moins = the most and the least (superlatives of adjectives)
Le plus and le moins = the most and the least (superlative of adverbs)
Forming the superlative of adjectives in complex cases
Meilleur, mieux, pire / plus mauvais, plus mal = better, best, worse and worst (irregular comparatives and superlatives)

 

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J'ai de moins en moins de patience pour ces choses-là.I've got less and less patience for those things.
Ma fille a de plus en plus de peluches dans sa chambre.My daughter has more and more plush toys in her bedroom.
Tu fais de plus en plus d'efforts pour m'aider.You make more and more effort to help me.
J'ai de plus en plus de mal à me concentrer.I'm struggling more and more to focus.
De moins en moins de gens s'envoient des lettres.Fewer and fewer people send letters to each other.
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