Whats wrong with Farther?

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I had a friend who is in the university look at what I have so far of my autobiography.  He circled a bunch of stuff but he didn’t tell me what was wrong with it, so I am going to put my sentences here, but I am going to separate them so I don’t get confused.  Ok, so this is the first one:  “My mom went to the tenth grade in school, but then she got pregnant so she couldn’t go any farther.”  In that sentence, he circled the word farther.  I know it is not spelled wrong, so I am not sure why he circled it?  I am trying to say that she didn’t continue on with school, she dropped out.  What do you think?

farther far asked Aug 28 '13 at 23:33 Lina Newbride New member

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'Farther' is used in reference to distance. 'Further' is used in reference to time or progress, such as in school, that is not distance.

link comment answered Aug 29 '13 at 01:02 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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