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Pontifications of The Great and Terrible Captain Cucamunga.

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 08:38:01 EDT

Farther Versus Further

Use farther to describe a distance (literal or figurative) that is longer than another or others. He ran farther than all his competitors. The Voyager probes have travelled farther than all other man-made objects.

Use further to desribe a distance that extends past a specific point. He ran further than the finish line. The Voyager probes have travelled further than the orbit of Pluto.

Prefer farthest over furthest.

Pedantic? Yes.