Farther or Further?

I occasionally overhear people say futher (there’s no such word) when they mean farther. Or perhaps they mean further. Both are adverbs.

When do you use further and when do you use farther? Remember farther (a form of the word far) concerns distance (where). Further pertains to depth or extent (how much).  Examples–

How much farther to the river?

Will a college degree further his career?

Advertisements

One thought on “Farther or Further?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s