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Question:

What is the difference between "farther" and "further?" - Sophia

"farther" 和"further?"有什么区别?

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Answer:

Dear Sophia,

This is a good question. It is easy to get the two terms mixed up. They both deal with distance.

The word "farther" has to do with an actual, physical distance -- one that can be measured. "Further" can have several meanings, but they are likely to deal with ideas, not a physical distance.


这是一个很好的问题。 将两个术语混在一起很容易。 他们都处理距离。

“farther”一词与实际的物理距离有关,可以测量。 “further”可以有多种含义,但是它们可能处理的是想法,而不是物理距离。

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We will look at "farther" first. It can be used as an adjective.

For example, make believe you and a friend are walking to a restaurant.


"Sophia," she says, "Are we anywhere near that eatery you always talk about? I am just so hungry!"

"Don't worry," you say. "We are almost there! My favorite place is a little farther down the road, past all the fast food restaurants. Only five more minutes!"


我们将首先看“farther”。 它可以用作形容词。

例如,让您相信和您的朋友正在步行去餐厅。


“索菲娅,”她说,“我们经常在那家餐馆附近聊天吗?我好饿!”

“不用担心,”您说。 “我们快到了!我最喜欢的地方就在这条路的尽头,经过所有快餐店。再过五分钟!”


"Farther" can also be used as an adverb, like in the following example, well known to parents taking a trip with young children.

Mommy! Are we there yet? How much farther do we have to go until we get there?!


In both examples, the word "farther" relates to an actual physical distance. In the first case, it is a five-minute walk. In the second example, there may be many more hours in the car. Good luck, parents!


像下面的示例一样,“farther”也可以用作副词,对于带小孩旅行的父母来说是众所周知的。

妈妈! 我们到了吗? 我们要走多远才能到达那里?!

在两个示例中,单词“更远”均指实际的物理距离。 第一种情况是步行五分钟。 在第二个示例中,汽车可能还有更多小时。 祝你好运,父母!

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Now, "further" can be used as an adverb, adjective or a verb. None of these have a measurable distance.

Let's take each one.

As an adverb, "further" means "to a greater extent," such as in this sentence:

The scientists are looking further into the research.

When used as an adjective, "further"means "more or additional."


现在,“further”可以用作副词,形容词或动词。 这些都没有可测量的距离。

让我们各取一个。

作为副词,“更多”的意思是“在更大程度上”,例如在此句子中:

科学家们正在进一步研究。

当用作形容词时,“更多”表示“更多或更多”。


Further research is needed before we have the answer.

"Further" can also be used as a verb. It means "to help the progress of something."

An example is the following sentence:

Learning English may further your career.



在找到答案之前,需要进一步的研究。

“fyrther”也可以用作动词。 它的意思是“帮助某些事情的进展”。

以下是一个示例:

学习英语可以促进您的事业。



How can you remember the difference between "further" and "farther?" Some grammar experts say it helps to think of the word farin "farther", showing you are talking about distance.

您如何记住“farther”和“fyrther”之间的区别? 一些语法专家说,想到“farthe”这个词会有所帮助,表明您在谈论距离。


重点词汇:

Words in This Story:

adjective -a part of speech that describes or changes the meaning of a person, place or thing

adverb – a word or term that helps to describe a verb, an adjective or another adverb

grammar – n.the whole system and structure of a language


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