I sometime see people using toward with an "s" but sometime they use it without one. Why is that? Isn't it supposed to be a preposition?
They are both fine, but don't switch from one to the other. We favour the 'towards' version in BrE.
emsr2d2 is right. However, as both versions appear in the Concise Oxford, and in many other dictionaries, I feel that both should be accepted in BrE.
Bear in mind, though, that should you have occasion to use the word "untoward" meaning "inappropriate/unexpected", then there is no "s" on the end in either BrE or AmE.
I've just googled this. It's "at the end" in the title, but then they say, "Add "s" on the end of a verb in present tense to agree with the singular "he," "she," or "it" subject ."
Are these two completely interchangable in this situation?
So - if you use the word "untoward", don't add an "s" on the end of the word.
I hadn't really thought about it!!
I've been thinking about this on and off for the last hour. After trying out dozens of sentences, I am no longer sure what I say, but I think I might say:There's a silent b at the end of 'lamb'. I think 'on' is acceptable.
Stick an extra t on to the end of 'set' if you are writing about a badger's home. I think I'd accept 'at', or just 'on'.
If you use the word "untoward", don't add an "s" at the end of the word. I'd accept 'to' and 'on to', but not just 'on'.
I know, I know. There is no logic there - and I might give a different response tomorrow.