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    What is difference between..........

    Hello,

    Can you explain to to me what is de difference between "forward, onward and toward"? Because i'm really confused about these words. I just don't know in which situation or circumstance which words will be used.

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    Re: What is difference between..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse chuot View Post
    Hello,

    Can you explain to to me what is de difference between "forward, onward and toward"? Because i'm really confused about these words. I just don't know in which situation or circumstance which words will be used.
    "Forward" and "onward" mean more or less the same, the opposite of "backward". They are not, however, synonyms, "the car moved forward" here there is an indication of starting to move; "the army marched onward" here there is an indication of continued movement. We use "toward(s)" before a destination "the car moved forward towards the parking place"; "the army marched onward towards the castle".

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    Re: What is difference between..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse chuot View Post
    Hello,

    Can you explain to to me what is de difference between "forward, onward and toward"? Because i'm really confused about these words. I just don't know in which situation or circumstance which words will be used.
    toward/towards are prepositions. Move towards the light.
    forward/s is an adverb. Move forwards.

    'toward' is not used as an adverb, and 'forward' is not a preposition.

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