Farther ot further?

By Marina Pantcheva

The word farther refers to a measurable, physical length or distance. It means “more far away”

The City Council decided to build a parking lot farther away from the school.
The is no brewery farther north than Mack Brewery.

The word further is used for figurative, non-physical distances.

We must look back further into his past to understand his behavior.

Further can also mean “to a greater extent”

Our methods need to be further refined.
I was further annoyed by his insolence.

Finally, further has the meaning “additional, in addition”

The research group decided to apply for further funding to accomplish the study.
Further, we must consider the potential repair costs.

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