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    Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    I would like to understand, where to use Furthermore and Moreover

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    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    I see no significant difference in meaning.

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    #3

    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    Quote Originally Posted by prasath.gm View Post
    I would like to understand[delete comma] where to use 'furthermore' and 'moreover'.
    Please study my corrections to your punctuation.

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    #4

    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    I do make a distinction and would suggest using them like this:


    • furthermore simply introduces more, or additional (further) information



    • moreover introduces further, but more important (over and above what has been said previously) information

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    #5

    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    I have looked at the definitions of both words in half a dozen dicionaries at ww.onelook.com, and found nothing to support this. Indeed, several listed 'moreover' as one of the definitions of 'furthermore'' and/or 'furthermore' as one of the meanings of 'moreover'.

    I am nor convinced by arguments that seem to rely on explaining the meanings of words by selected meanings of parts of those words. Incidentally I looked up 'over and above' in three dictionaries at www.onelook.com. All three gave 'in adition to' in their definitions. None mentioned importance.

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    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    The shortcomings of dictionaries (or ones like those at least). Remember whom dictionaries are compiled by, and for what reasons. And this is why people like us are here, isn't it?

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    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

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    The shortcomings of dictionaries (or ones like those at least).
    Are you suggesting that the American Heritage, Cambridge, Collins, Macmillan, amd Merriam-Webster online dictionaries combined are less reliable than people like us expressing our opinions?

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    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    Some of us, yes. But I wouldn't say less "reliable" exactly.

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    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Are you suggesting that the American Heritage, Cambridge, Collins, Macmillan, amd Merriam-Webster online dictionaries combined are less reliable than people like us expressing our opinions?
    Actually, not to slander those dictionaries, but I do on occasion encounter definitions which I find to be lacking, perhaps simplistic or incomplete. I am not certain that the online cousins are faithful to their printed versions.

    That said, I agree with you; I've never encountered any difference in the usage of these two phrases.

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    #10

    Re: Distinguish between Furthermore and Moreover

    They are for the most part interchangeable, but in an essay with lots of such transition words, I tend to use "moreover" to introduce a new point and "furthermore" to add extra information about a particular point. However, I don't have a problem with people doing the opposite.

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