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    Further as a verb

    Hi there!

    Is it correct to use the verb further in these sentences? It sounds very formal and not very common to me. Am I right?

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    Re: Further as a verb

    It's fine. The topic seems to want formal writing.

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    Re: Further as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It's fine. The topic seems to want formal writing.
    Did you mean 'want' or 'warrant'?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Sep-2016 at 09:02.

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    Re: Further as a verb

    I actually meant to write 'want', but I concede that 'warrant' might have been more appropriate. I was being colloquial, but now that you point it out, 'want' can also mean 'lack', which I didn't mean. Don't you use 'want' like that in BrE?

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    Re: Further as a verb

    I have no problem with 'want'. I took it to mean 'call for'.

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