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    Question If... is to..., then ....

    Hello, I was just wondering if to the right and to the left is side ward, what is upward and downward?

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    Re: If... is to..., then ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Klahrinz William Catubig View Post
    Hello, I was just wondering if to the right and to the left is side ward, what is upward and downward?
    I think you mean "sideward[s]".
    'Up', 'upwards' 'upward', 'above' ...
    "He looked to the left. It was to the left of the television."
    "He looked up[ward[s]]/downwards. It was above/below(or under) the television."

    It depends how you want to use it. Moving to the right is different from something standing to the right, for example.

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    Re: If... is to..., then ....

    In BrE, we use "sideways" when talking about movement left and right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If... is to..., then ....

    I missed that. We don't say "sideward."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: If... is to..., then ....

    Nor do we, but I left it that way because it's in the dictionary. So I guess someone must say it.

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