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    Default How to use the word "toward"

    Hi,

    Are both the following sentences correct?

    He moved it toward the light.
    He moved it towards the light.

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    Default Re: How to use the word "toward"

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Hi,

    Are both the following sentences correct?

    He moved it toward the light.
    He moved it towards the light.
    Yes. I seem to recall from a couple of previous threads that "towards" is used more in BrE than in AmE.

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    Default Re: How to use the word "toward"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes. I seem to recall from a couple of previous threads that "towards" is used more in BrE than in AmE.
    That's what we were told at the college where I study. It also applies to word pairs such as (afterwards, afterward), (round, around), (forwards, forward) -- that's just off the top of my head. It might not be true though, since the teachers on this forum have denied a few times what they taught as at the Department of Linguistics.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: How to use the word "toward"

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: How to use the word "toward"

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
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    Default Re: How to use the word "toward"

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    That's what we were told at the college where I study. It also applies to word pairs such as (afterwards, afterward), (round, around), (forwards, forward) -- that's just off the top of my head. It might not be true though, since the teachers on this forum have denied a few times what they taught as at the Department of Linguistics.
    The round/around claim has never convinced me.

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