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    the furthest/fartherst table

    Are both variants correct and equally common?

    1) Letís sit at the furthest table.
    2) Letís sit at the farthest table.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: the furthest/fartherst table

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Are both variants correct and equally common?

    1) Let’s sit at the furthest table.
    2) Let’s sit at the farthest table.

    Not quite! Number 1 needs a little more added to it- you would say: 'the furthest away table'. This is because furthest is comparative, i.e. the table is furthest away from... (something).

    Number 2 is fine as it is, it's a superlative. :)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Aug-2017 at 10:41. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: the furthest/fartherst table

    The furthest away table sounds very odd in BrE.

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    Re: the furthest/fartherst table

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The furthest away table sounds very odd in BrE.
    And in American English, at least to me. It would be a little better if the compound adjective were hyphenated.
    I am not a teacher.

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