So Far Vs. By Far

Guys, do you know the difference between SO FAR and BY FAR?


= until now.

Often used with the present perfect tense.

  • “Amélie” is the most interesting movie I’ve seen SO FAR.
  • What do you think of this band SO FAR?
  • The English course has been useful SO FAR.


= by a great amount.

Usually used with superlative adjectives and adverbs.

  • Meryl Streep is BY FAR the most talented actress.
  • Helen’s idea is BY FAR the best one.
  • This is BY FAR the most expensive shop in the city.

    SO FAR is used in saying “SO FAR, SO GOOD.”

    What does it mean?

    Everything has been going well until now (and you hope that it will continue the same way).

        By Far

        So Far

        So Far



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        #3. _________ I’ve had five job interviews.

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