By the end of this lesson the student will be able to:
between the words
'farther' and 'further'
2. employ the correct
usage of the
words 'farther' and 'further'
Two words often
are farther and further. Is it farther down the road or further? Do you
have to read further in the book or farther? Do you further your
Yes! Let's take a look at the meanings for these two words.
advancement in distance.
to greater degree, as in time.
answers to the
above examples follow:
It is farther
down the road.
(For distance physically traveled.)
You read further
in the book.
(To a greater degree than where you are now.)
You further your
(To a greater degree than what you have now.)
__________ do you plan
to drive tonight?
- I've reached
the end of my rope
with this dog chewing up the carpet. I just can't go any _____________.
- Do you have
plans for adding on to the building?
- That's a lot
I want to carry this machine and tripod!
_____________ that I travel
down this road, the ____________ behind schedule I get.
- How much
___________ do you
intend to take this legal matter?
- I want to
___________ my career
by taking some management courses.
- It's not that
to the gas station.
- How much
____________ do I have
to read in this text?
__________ do I have
to run, Coach?
For more Language
Grammar lessons on words often confused, see:
Too, and To - Who Knew?
and Lay - Whatever!
Does the Effect Affect You? - Another Grammatical Riddle
or Set - Does It Matter?
It or Loose It - There's a Difference
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Sept. 22, 2004
I did a google
search for the difference between farther and further and your site came up. Thanks
for your help, the site was very clear! I guess I can now write correctly at a
9th-grade level, should help me out with the Ph.D. I'm starting on
this term :-)