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Further vs Farther - What's the Difference?

Further and farther are easily confused as both words can be used to say “at a greater distance”. To be sure you are using them correctly take a look at the following explanation.

Grammar Corner Further vs Farther - What's the Difference?

 

How to Use Further

  • Further refers to figurative, abstract, or metaphorical distances.
  • It can be an adverb, an adjective, or even a verb.
  • When used as a verb, it means to promote a cause.

Further Examples:

  • There is room for further improvement in English.
  • Please contact our agent in Spain for further information.
  • We will help you further.
  • Her departure pre-empted any further questions.
  • We expect to see further improvement over the coming year.
  • It provided the spur to further research.

How to Use Farther

  • Farther refers to physical distance.
  • It’s used as an adjective or an adverb.

Farther Examples:

  • Shall we go farther?
  • We can’t go any farther without resting.
  • Rome is farther from London than Paris is.
  • I can throw the ball farther than you can.
  • How much farther is it to the airport?
  • It was farther to the shops than I expected.

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