Farther or Further

Farther or Further


Farther: It is used when a lot of distance is implied.

E.g.

Chennai is farther from Surat from the Tropic of Cancer.

Or, The book on the top shelf is farther than my reach.

Further: This is used when something additional is inferred

E.g. We must begin the seminar without further delay. Or, The little boy recited the poem without further interruption.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below.

1.
a. The train left the station without farther delay.
b. The train left the station without further delay.

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ANSWER: b. The train left the station without further delay.



2.

a. The metro train stopped farther away from where the platform began.
b. The metro train stopped further away from where the platform began.

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ANSWER: b. The metro train stopped farther away from where the platform began.



3.

a. Let there be no farther delay in dealing with the clash among the opponents.
b. Let there be no further delay in dealing with the clash among the opponents.

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ANSWER: b. Let there be no further delay in dealing with the clash among the opponents.



4.
a. Mother pushed her chair farther from the television as she could not see well in close quarters.
b. Mother pushed her chair further from the television as she could not see well in close quarters.

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ANSWER: a. Mother pushed her chair farther from the television as she could not see well in close quarters.



5.
a. We took our dog farther from the older dog so that they would not fight.
b. We took our dog further from the older dog so that they would not fight.

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ANSWER: a. We took our dog farther from the older dog so that they would not fight.


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