Misused Words

Farther and Further

Farther refers to distance.

We drove farther today than we expected when we set out on this journey.

Further refers to amount or time.

The committee will have further discussion on the topic before the vote.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) Now that he has a computer, he has no (farther, further) need of the typewriter.

(2) How much (farther, further) do we have to walk to reach the cottage?

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