Monday, February 21, 2011

T-334 : Farther Further

I was thinking the other day about the difference between "farther" and "further".  I had to look it up to be sure.  I didn't realize that they actually have different meanings:

  • FARTHER denotes physical advancement in distance.
  • FURTHER denotes advancement to greater degree, as in time. 

The correct answers to the above examples follow:

  • It is farther down the road. (For distance physically traveled.)
  • You read further in the book. (To a greater degree than where you are now.)
  • You further your education. (To a greater degree than what you have now.) 
 So, did you read this fur?
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