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Farther vs. Further

24 January 2:00 am
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When does one use the word “farther” and when does one use the word “further”?

Use “farther” for physical distance and “further” for figurative distance.  It’s easy to remember, because “farther” has the word “far” in it–and of course, “far” clearly relates to physical distance.

In addition….or furthermore……if you can replace the word “farther” with the words “more miles”, then you have made the right choice.  If you can replace the word “further” with a form of the word “additional” ( such as “additionally” or “in addition”), then again, you have made the right choice.

Remember, fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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