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facilities or faculties?FACILITIES = amenities
FACULTIES = mental or physical
aptitudes
farther or further?Both words can be used to refer to
physical distance although some writers
prefer to keep ‘farther’ for this purpose.
I can walk FARTHER than you.
I can walk FURTHER than you.
FURTHER is used in a figurative sense:
Nothing was FURTHER from my mind.
FURTHER is also used in certain
expressions:
FURTHER education
until FURTHER notice
fewer or less?FEWER is the comparative form of ‘few’.
It is used with plural nouns:
FEWER vegetables
FEWER responsibilities
FEWER children
LESS is the comparative form of ‘little’.
It is used in the sense of ‘a small amount’
rather than ‘a fewer number of ’:
LESS enthusiasm
LESS sugar
LESS petrol
LESS THAN is used with number alone,
and expressions of time and distance:
LESS THAN athousand
LESS THAN ten seconds
LESS THAN four miles
It is considered incorrect to use ‘less’
nstead of ‘fewer’ although such confusion
s frequent in popular speech.
As a rule of thumb, remember:
FEWER =notsomany
LESS =notsomuch
foreword or forward?Use these exemplar sentences as a guide:
The Poet Laureate had written a
FOREWORD for the new anthology.
I am looking FORWARD to the holiday.
Will you please FORWARD this letter?
formally or formerly?FORMALLY = in a formal manner
FORMERLY = previously, at an earlier
time

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