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    a further two months ---farther?

    We intend to stay here for a further two months.
    -Can I use the word of farther instead?

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    Re: a further two months ---farther?

    No.
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    Re: a further two months ---farther?

    'Farther' is sometimes used for physical distances, while 'further' is often used for figurative or metaphorical distances, although this is not an absolute rule.

    Also, 'further' can have a meaning of 'additional' (as in your example sentence) that 'farther' doesn't.
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    Re: a further two months ---farther?

    You're never wrong with further, but you may be with farther IMO.

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    Re: a further two months ---farther?

    I'd say 'farther' is only used for physical distances.

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    Re: a further two months ---farther?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say 'farther' is only used for physical distances.

    And even then "further" works just as well. I don't see any need for "farther". A 15th century spelling mistake.

    farther (adv.)
    15c. alteration of Middle English ferther (c. 1300), a variant of further (adv.). There is no historical basis for the notion that farther is of physical distance and further of degree or quality.
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    Re: a further two months ---farther?

    See yjr usage note here.

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