Farther, Farthest and Far
Determining and describing distance in getting directions while traveling on places that one is least familiar with – Is a NECESSITY. Often, when we visit places as “tourists” – we deal with native or local people who does not use English as their 1st dialect. How will you get help or assistance in getting accurate directions from one place to another – I learned through experience, tough one. I realized one word changes the connotation or meaning of the whole sentence – that’s when you get lost. So I will share a trivia, petty as it may seem, but it couldv’e saved me the hassle if I paid enough attention.
The Photos will help you identify the difference and the usage of these words. As defined and more often than not, some of us neglects the usage of the right words – blame it to texting and SMS’s, this is definitely not furthest and further. To make it simpler, the later refers to something that is non-physical or a part of a metaphorical speech, it can be a statement and reasoning too. But when you say farther and farthest, it defines something physical, the difference between a certain space and or time.
This is a classic example of its usage and definition. These are photos from Sagada Mountains, it’s called the Hanging Coffins.
|far·ther far thest (färr)
adv. A comparative of far.
1. To or at a more distant or remote point: ran farther than the others.
2. To or at a more advanced point or stage: I went no farther that day.
3. Usage Problem To a greater extent or degree: carried the idea farther.
adj. A comparative of far.
More distant; remoter: the farther shore.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published byHoughton Mifflin Company.