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Apr 18 2017   4:52PM GMT

Farther or Further – Which is correct?

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

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storage-imageServers equipped with flash storage are increasingly common and can _________ reduce latency.

A. farther
B. further

 

Answer: B

Farther refers to physical length or distance.

Further refers to a metaphorical or figurative length or distance. It refers to time or amount.

According to Grammar Girl, if you’re confused about which word to use, try using furthermore instead of further.

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  • malikaholmatova

    further is used with only abstract nouns when it comes as " extra and additional"

    e.g. Can you give me furtherinformation?

    farther is the comparative form of the adjective

    e.g. your home is farther then mine

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  • ChronitoPOS
    Really good information. Thanks for publish this article.
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