I thought I'd start Monday off with a writing tip type thingy.
Further vs. Farther - do you know the difference?
Farther refers to length or distance. It is the comparative form of the word far when referring to distance.
Further means "to a greater degree," "additional," or "additionally." It refers to time or amount. It is the comparative form of the word far when meaning "much."
I hope that clears things up. (Also, if you say further and farther over and over, they stop sounding like words that mean anything.) Now get writing! Let's make this Monday productive, shall we?
Correct: Manhattan is farther north than Miami.
(Refers to distance)
Correct: This idea requires further study.
(Meaning "additional study," refers to amount)
Correct: By my watch, we should be further along.
(Refers to time)