Farther or Further?

2019-11-30

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  • This week we answer a question from Sophia.
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  • She writes:
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  • What is the difference between "farther" and "further?" - Sophia
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  • Dear Sophia,
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  • This is a good question.
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  • It is easy to get the two terms mixed up.
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  • They both deal with distance.
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  • The word "farther" has to do with an actual, physical distance -- one that can be measured.
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  • "Further" can have several meanings, but they are likely to deal with ideas, not a physical distance.
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  • We will look at "farther" first.
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  • It can be used as an adjective.
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  • For example, make believe you and a friend are walking to a restaurant.
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  • "Sophia," she says, "Are we anywhere near that eatery you always talk about? I am just so hungry!"
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  • "Don't worry," you say.
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  • "We are almost there! My favorite place is a little farther down the road, past all the fast food restaurants. Only five more minutes!"
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  • "Farther" can also be used as an adverb, like in the following example, well known to parents taking a trip with young children.
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  • Mommy! Are we there yet? How much farther do we have to go until we get there?!
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  • In both examples, the word "farther" relates to an actual physical distance.
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  • In the first case, it is a five-minute walk.
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  • In the second example, there may be many more hours in the car.
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  • Good luck, parents!
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  • Now, "further" can be used as an adverb, adjective or a verb. None of these have a measurable distance.
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  • Let's take each one.
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  • As an adverb, "further" means "to a greater extent," such as in this sentence:
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  • The scientists are looking further into the research.
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  • When used as an adjective, "further" means "more or additional."
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  • Further research is needed before we have the answer.
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  • "Further" can also be used as a verb.
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  • It means "to help the progress of something."
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  • An example is the following sentence:
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  • Learning English may further your career.
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  • How can you remember the difference between "further" and "farther?"
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  • Some grammar experts say it helps to think of the word far in "farther", showing you are talking about distance.
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  • We hope our Ask a Teacher program helps you further your understanding of American English!
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  • I'm Jill Robbins.
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  • This week we answer a question from Sophia. She writes:
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  • Question:
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  • What is the difference between "farther" and "further?" - Sophia
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  • Answer:
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  • Dear Sophia,
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  • This is a good question. It is easy to get the two terms mixed up. They both deal with distance.
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  • The word "farther" has to do with an actual, physical distance -- one that can be measured. "Further" can have several meanings, but they are likely to deal with ideas, not a physical distance.
  • 8
  • We will look at "farther" first. It can be used as an adjective.
  • 9
  • For example, make believe you and a friend are walking to a restaurant.
  • 10
  • "Sophia," she says, "Are we anywhere near that eatery you always talk about? I am just so hungry!"
  • 11
  • "Don't worry," you say. "We are almost there! My favorite place is a little farther down the road, past all the fast food restaurants. Only five more minutes!"
  • 12
  • "Farther" can also be used as an adverb, like in the following example, well known to parents taking a trip with young children.
  • 13
  • Mommy! Are we there yet? How much farther do we have to go until we get there?!
  • 14
  • In both examples, the word "farther" relates to an actual physical distance. In the first case, it is a five-minute walk. In the second example, there may be many more hours in the car. Good luck, parents!
  • 15
  • Now, "further" can be used as an adverb, adjective or a verb. None of these have a measurable distance.
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  • Let's take each one.
  • 17
  • As an adverb, "further" means "to a greater extent," such as in this sentence:
  • 18
  • The scientists are looking further into the research.
  • 19
  • When used as an adjective, "further" means "more or additional."
  • 20
  • Further research is needed before we have the answer.
  • 21
  • "Further" can also be used as a verb. It means "to help the progress of something."
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  • An example is the following sentence:
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  • Learning English may further your career.
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  • How can you remember the difference between "further" and "farther?" Some grammar experts say it helps to think of the word far in "farther", showing you are talking about distance.
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  • We hope our Ask a Teacher program helps you further your understanding of American English!
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  • I'm Jill Robbins.
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  • Anne Ball wrote this story for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.
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  • Do you have a question for the teacher? We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section.
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  • Words in This Story
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  • adjective - a part of speech that describes or changes the meaning of a person, place or thing
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  • adverb - a word or term that helps to describe a verb, an adjective or another adverb
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  • grammar - n. the whole system and structure of a language