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    Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Is this okay? Is farthest more correct? What about the word had after I? Does it need to have run instead of ran if the word had is after I?

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    Re: Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by eyefordetail View Post
    Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Is this okay? Is farthest more correct? No, it isn't. What about the word had after I? Does it need to have run instead of ran if the word had is after I?

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    "Before Friday the furthest I had run was three miles." This is correct.

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    Re: Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by eyefordetail View Post
    Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Is this okay? Is farthest more correct? What about the word had after I? Does it need to have run instead of ran if the word had is after I?

    Thanks
    Traditionally, in AmE, "farther" is used for physical distance and "further" for figurative distance.

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    Re: Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    I prefer "Until Friday, the furthest I had ever run is 4.8 km."

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    Re: Before Friday the furthest I ran was three miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Traditionally, in AmE, "farther" is used for physical distance and "further" for figurative distance.
    In BrE, farther could only be used for physical distance and not figuratively, but further is always OK, so I would agree with Bhaisahab about farthest not being more correct. In fact, farther/farthest is probably falling into disuse in BrE- I rarely hear it nowadays.

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