Far vs. Long Way
- Did you walk far?
- The railway station is not far from here.
In affirmative clauses we usually prefer a long way.
- We walked a long way. (NOT — walked far.)
- The station is a long way from here. (More natural than The station is far from here.)
Far in affirmative clauses
Far is normal in affirmative clauses with too, enough, as and so.
- ‘Have I gone far enough?’ ‘A bit too far.’
- ‘Any problems?’ ‘OK so far.’
Far is also used in all kinds of clauses to modify comparatives, superlatives and too.
- She is far older than her husband.
- This is by far the best book I have read.
- You are far too young to get married.
Farther vs. Further
- Tokyo is farther/further away than Beijing.
We can use further (but not farther) to mean additional, extra.
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