Fill in the Blank
- Perhaps if we get __________ along in the project, an answer might become clear.
- The Johnson family is driving six hours today and four hours ___________ tomorrow.
- “Dad, how much ____________ until we get to Disney World?”
The words further and farther are often used interchangeably when they both have a specific meaning. See if you know the difference between these two words.
Further – at, to, or by a greater distance (used to indicate the extent to which one thing or person is or becomes distant from another)
Farther – at, to, or by a great distance (used to indicate the extent to which one thing is distant from another)
The definitions for both of these words are so similar that it is easy to see why the words are used interchangeably. I had to consult Grammar Girl to find how she decides how to separate these words. She suggests to use farther for physical distance and further for metaphorical, or figurative, distance. It's easy to remember because farther has the word far in it, and far obviously relates to physical distance.The difference between further and farther can be debatable. There is not much history to back up either word.
1.) Further 2.) Farther 3.) Farther