[QW16] Is ‘farther’ or ‘further’ correct?

by | Oct 16, 2021

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I don’t provide a lot of grammar-type Quick Wins nowadays (let me know if you’d like to see those, again), but I thought it was time to throw this one into the mix.

In my personal life, I’m a big fan of ‘further,’ even when it isn’t grammatically correct. (Shh! Shh! Don’t tell anyone!)

For some reason, ‘further’ seems … is it … friendlier?


I dunno.

Anyhoo, here are some examples of using these words correctly.

[QW16] Is ‘farther’ or ‘further’ correct?

Farther = discussing a (think of it as far) distance

“It’s farther than you think.”
“How much farther should we drive before lunch?”
“Our home is the farthest from the traffic.”

Further = promoting a cause; advancing a career or education, etc.

“Encourage your friend while he’s furthering his cause.”
“She is working hard to further her career.”
“I know the course is expensive, but it further’s my education.”

There ya go!

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  1. Robyn Smith

    You made that so simple to understand, I might actually remember it from now on! Thanks, as always, Kathie. 🙂

    • Kathie York


      I’m so glad!
      That was my goal, and I’m happy it helped.

      Thanks for stopping by, and for letting me know.
      You made my day! 😎


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