8 thoughts on “ The Farther We Do

  1. “How much farther do we have to go?” “It’s just a mile further.” “How much further do you want to take this argument?” “I’ve taken it farther than I want to already.” However, in adjectival form, a distinction has developed regarding use in these senses: “My house is the farther of the two.”.
  2. Farther definition, at or to a greater distance: He went farther down the road. See more.
  3. Farther is used for physical distance (e.g., more miles). Further is used for non-physical distance (e.g., more pages), and can be used for physical distance too (i.e., the words are largely interchangeable). This page has example sentences to explain the difference between further and farther. There is also an interactive exercise.
  4. Two words often confused are farther and further. Is it farther down the road or further? Do you have to read further in the book or farther? Do you further your education? Yes! Let’s take a look at the meanings for these two words. FARTHER denotes physical advancement in distance. FURTHER denotes advancement to greater degree, as in time.
  5. Oct 06,  · Do you say “before we go any further,” or “before we go any farther”? The good news is that in ambiguous cases it doesn't matter which word you choose. Although careful writers will try to stick with the distinction between “further” and “farther,” the Oxford English Dictionary, Fowler's Modern English Usage.
  6. The farther away we are, the more I miss you. 'Farther' can also be used as an adjective to describe a noun: There is supposed to be a gold mine on the farther side of that hill.
  7. In certain cases you would do well to use one over the other, in other cases there is a degree of leeway, and in still others it doesn’t much matter which one you use. Welcome to English. Further is the older of the two, with farther originating from it as a variant in Middle English. For much of their history the words have been used.
  8. While they may appear to share some similarities, the definitions of further and farther are very different. This article explains the differences.

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