I need your help. Now that I’m slowly being taken seriously as a writer by 15 year old girls and representatives of major media outlets alike, I probably need to start writing with better grammar. Most of the rules I learned 30 years ago I still remember; I’m just lax in my usage. I use way too many commas and semicolons, and I’m overly-fond of using “Apparently”, “Anyway,” and “So,” to start my sentences, especially at the start of paragraphs. These are things I can correct by paying attention.
Yet, one thing I cannot remember is the proper usage of “farther” and “further”. I pretty much use them interchangeably, and I know that isn’t right.
When is each appropriate? Can you give me an example of each?
Thank you – I do not have a brain that allows me to pay attention to detail. If I can return the favor (maybe one day writing a flowery love sonnet for you), let me know.