What's the difference between "Farther" and "Further"? Are they both comparative of "Far"?

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Native 7610

We use farther for physical distance; we use further for degree, space, or time.


The moon is farther from the Los Angeles than I thought.

I will provide further details tomorrow.


tiffy 7350

Farther is used for distance and yes, it is comparative of "far"

For example:
How much farther is the amusement park?

Further is implies a metaphorical advancement like:
Further topics will be discussed tomorrow.

source: http://learnenglishwithpictures.blogspot.com/2014/01/farther-vs-further.html

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