the furthest/fartherst table

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Are both variants correct and equally common?

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

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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. :)
 
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The furthest away table sounds very odd in BrE.
 

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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.
 
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