Difference between Furthermore and Furtherance
Furthermore is an adverb, or more specifically it is a conjunctive adverb. It is used to add more information to a topic and most commonly used in written English.
Similar words to furthermore are in addition, also, more importantly, more over, likewise.
You can use this type of adverb at the beginning of a sentence or a clause to show the listener or reader that you are adding to what you have previously said or written. In written English, you will either find the adverb at the beginning of the sentence or in-between two clauses. When it is between two clauses its function is to join the two clauses together.
Here are some examples of how furthermore is used in English:
- Furthermore, the survey proved that people do live happier lives if they are doing something they are passionate about.
- Furthermore, it is now believed that birds originated from dinosaurs.
- The principal thought there was something wrong with the situation, furthermore, teacher Chris didn’t think the atmosphere felt right either.
So, how does furthermore differ from furtherance?
The noun furtherance refers to the act of furthering, advancing or improving something in some way.
Similar words to furtherance are advancement, progress, promotion, development, improvement, enhancement.
Below are examples of how the noun can be used in a sentence:
- The new regulations set by the safety department are to ensure the furtherance of the safe working conditions for the employees.
- In the furtherance of basic human rights, the protestors went on a hunger strike, hoping that this would draw people’s attention to the issue.
- In the furtherance of creating a better living environment for college students, the student union decided to design a survey on the living conditions in college accommodation to establish the key areas that need improvement.
Let’s take a look at some common expression containing the word furtherance:
Furtherance of justice:
this is a legal term that is used in court when a case is being dismissed.
- The judge or magistrate will dismiss the case in furtherance of justice as it is in the interest of the justice system to dismiss the case rather than bringing it to trial.
This occurs when the judge or magistrate feels that a specific case would take up to many resources and that it would be better to dismiss the case.
- The case was dismissed in furtherance of the law.
- The judge decided to dismiss the case in furtherance of the law as the case would have wasted much needed resources.
Furtherance of the gospel:
is an expression from the Bible, it was used to describe the advancement or the development of the gospel. The apostle Paul’s aim in life was to further the gospel and spread the message of the gospel to the people.
- The apostle Paul dedicated his life to the furtherance of the gospel, his biggest desire was to preach the gospel in Rome.
this is a ministry set up to spread the words from the gospel to as many people as possible.
- The furtherance ministries was started by Ed Sealy, his main aim was to get the gospel to people.
Furtherance board game:
this is a board game similar to Civilisation and Risk board game. The main objective of the game is to win six Victory Points while eliminating competitors from the game.
- Have you ever played the board game furtherance? It is similar to the board game Risk, it’s awesome!
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