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Hello,

I walk 60 kms. He walks 30 kms. (make comaparative sentence using "far").

It means

1. I walk further than him.

2. I walk farther than him.

Which one is correct ?
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That was an interesting question. I had to go back to my online dictionary to figure it out. And I found some usage notes about farther/further.

farther, further
• Use either farther or further when there is an actual physical distance involved o I can't walk any farther / further. • Use further when the meaning is 'additional' or 'beyond this point' o I would like to make one further point.


I think I have a slight preference for 'farther' in your example. And I think I would go for 'further' if the example was 'He stopped there but I could walk further'.
Maybe someone else could elaborate a little bit on the difference b/w the two ?
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Hanuman_2000
Hello,

I walk 60 kms. He walks 30 kms. (make comaparative sentence using "far").

It means

1. I walk further than him.

2. I walk farther than him.

Which one is correct ?

The correct sentence would be '' I walk 30 kms farther than him''. Answer 2.

In this case, farther differentiates the distance focusing on the numbers 30 and 60 and shows that you walked longer than he did.

further is not accurate and thus, cannot be used in the above context.

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Makes sense. I like it how you pointed out 'accuracy' as the key here.
So it would be :
'He walked 30 kms. I walked 30 kms farther than him' because you're being precise as to how much more you walked.
'He stopped after 30 kms. I was able to walk further' if it doesn't matter how much longer you walked.
Sounds ok to you guys & gals ?
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Way to go,Waiti!
I think both can use for distance. Morover, further can mean " additional " for example, for further information, see page....
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Farther is used in the United States. Further is used in the UK http://grammarist.com/usage/farther-further/

You could also say eg I walk twice as far as he does.