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CONFUSAWORDS Farther and Further. Denison -2006-2007 Sonia Sengsavang, Kelly Mackie History: FURTHER & FARTHER Further and Farther are derived.

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1 CONFUSAWORDS Farther and Further

2 Denison Sonia Sengsavang, Kelly Mackie History: FURTHER & FARTHER Further and Farther are derived from the following: Old English; furthor Old Frisian; further Old Saxon; further Old High German; furdar

3 Denison Sonia Sengsavang, Kelly Mackie Definition/Usage: FARTHER ADVERB: Refers to physical or geographical distance. Indicates physical advancement in distance Used in a literal sense

4 Denison Sonia Sengsavang, Kelly Mackie Definition/Usage: FURTHER ADVERB: Refers to more metaphorical or abstract situations In addition To a greater degree, or extent Greater distance, in time or space ADJECTIVE: Additional; more

5 Denison Sonia Sengsavang, Kelly Mackie In Comparison: 1)We are farther from home than I had hoped we would be. 2)The walk from my new house to my new school is farther than the walk to Chuckie Cheese. 3)Can you just go farther down the street and buy me some ice cream? 1)I want to look further into the matter. 2)I don’t want to discuss this topic any further. 3)I believe that further research is needed before dissecting the specimen.

6 Denison Sonia Sengsavang, Kelly Mackie TIPS: Yo u U se f u rther in more circumstances (greater degree, time, space) than farther (physical distance) When in doubt, use further


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