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SweetPenny
Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:31:57 PM

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Grammar Tips wrote:
Use farther when referring to distance. Use further to indicate a continuation or extension in terms of time, degree, or anything else other than distance.

New York is farther from Florida than from Georgia.

We went farther away from home that day than we had ever gone before.

We could argue this point further, but we would probably not get any closer to agreeing.

The problem of global warming calls for further study.
fredatpell
Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:00:08 PM

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ok i'm lost
SweetPenny
Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 8:04:41 PM

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fredatpell wrote:
ok i'm lost


A lot of people are lost. That's why I posted this!

Here are some practice questions that I got from lessontutor.com:

Practice:



1. How much __________ do you plan to drive tonight?



2. I've reached the end of my rope with this dog chewing up the carpet. I just can't go any _____________.



3. Do you have any _______________ plans for adding on to the building?


4. That's a lot _____________ than I want to carry this machine and tripod!



5. The _____________ that I travel down this road, the ____________ behind schedule I get.


6. How much ___________ do you intend to take this legal matter?


7. I want to ___________ my career by taking some management courses.


8. It's not that much ____________ to the gas station.


9. How much ____________ do I have to read in this text?


10. How much __________ do I have to run, Coach?









Answer Key:

1. farther
2. further
3. further
4. farther
5. farther, further
6. further
7. further
8. farther
9. further
10. farther
BrindleChase
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 1:14:50 AM

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Correct, Sweet Penny!! This one comes up enough that all three of my publishers include this in their "style guides" that they provide to authors they sign on. Further is too often confused where farther should be used.


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