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November 22, 2010 in Grammar | Tags: Another Grammar Lesson, communication, criticism, difference between farther and further, Farther vs. Further, Grammar, grammar or spelling error, information, Knowledge, metaphorical distance, my friend the copy editor, physical distance, replace the answer with miles, see this same mistake, spelling, writing | 4 comments
That’s because I knew both were about distance, I just thought the right one was whichever sounded better in the sentence. Turns out there is a difference.
Farther is for physical distance. Further is for a metaphorical distance.
So if you can replace the answer with miles, feet, or centimeters then the right word is farther. For example, I’m farther away from Far, Far, Away than I was when I lived in Disneyland. And I need more coffee before I can get any further involved in this project.
Make sense now?