|facilities or faculties?||FACILITIES = amenities
FACULTIES = mental or physical
|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
until FURTHER notice
|fewer or less?||FEWER is the comparative form of ‘few’.
It is used with plural nouns:
LESS is the comparative form of ‘little’.
It is used in the sense of ‘a small amount’
rather than ‘a fewer number of ’:
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:
|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