Farther: the comparative form of the adjective and adverb far; is often followed by than.
Further: may be used in the adverbial sense of “moreover,” as in Further, you hurt my feelings; in the adjectival sense of “more extended,” as in no further comment, and of “additional,” Further bulletins came in. Also, only further can act as a verb, as in He wants to further his career.
Note: Some usage guides insist that only farther describes physical distance (We walked farther than we planned). But farther and further have been used interchangeably throughout much of their histories.
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