Farther and further

By Mary Morel

In Australian and New Zealand English, farther is not very common. We use further to mean both ‘at a greater distance’ and ‘in addition, more, moreover’.

How much further to go?
We need to investigate further.

Farther is used more in the US and UK where some writers attempt to split the meanings, saying farther relates to distance and further to ‘in addition, more, moreover’.

How much farther to go?
We need to investigate further.

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