Double Comparatives and Superlatives


far farther

farthest (distance only)
furthest (distance and time)

I’m tired. I can’t walk much farther.
Have you heard any further news? (= any more)
near nearer
nearest (distance)
next (order)
The next turning to the right is not the nearest way to the station.
late later
latest (time)
last (order)
His latest book will not be his last.
Which books do you like better, love or detective books? I prefer the former to the latter.
old older
Tom looks older than he really is.
My eldest brother is a pilot. (used attributively and only with members of the family)