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message 1: by Jason (new)

Jason Whited | 4 comments Mod
This is one I see every single week, and so I thought I'd show you a super easy way to remember the difference between the two.

Farther refers to physical distance.
Further refers to the metaphorical degree, extent, or limit of something.

Ex: I walked a little farther down the road.
BUT Ex: She explained it further.

The way I've always remembered the difference here is by focusing on the letter a. Both the verb to walk and farther have an a, and they both refer to physical distance. Easy, right?


message 2: by Paul (new)

Paul Savill | 1 comments Not to mention that (far)ther is derived from the word 'far', which relates to distance i.e. near/far.

As for fur ... those poor little animals.

That's my mnemonic!


message 3: by Sam (new)

Sam Bradley (sambradley) | 1 comments Good stuff Jason, thanks!


message 4: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Rooney | 1 comments If you want to know how to use further or farther right - I can help you with that. This expression can be tricky sometimes.


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