Farther

No longer so troubling – farther, further, good, well, bad, badly

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How far the difference between farther vs. further?

In the last few posts, we’ve been considering pairs of commonly confused words, such as alright vs. all right and anxious vs. eager. These pairs have been the cause of sometimes heated debate by language and usage experts. Other pairs, like farther and further, have their supporters, but the discussion is less acrimonious. As with …

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