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    Exclamation toward and towards

    I just need to know when to use "toward" and when to use "towards", and what is the difference beween them?


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    Re: toward and towards

    Toward--Used with a plural noun.
    Example: we went toward the car.

    Towards--Used with a singular noun.
    Example: I went towards the car.

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    Re: toward and towards

    Quote Originally Posted by rws_killer5 View Post
    Toward--Used with a plural noun.
    Example: we went toward the car.

    Towards--Used with a singular noun.
    Example: I went towards the car.
    really?

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    Re: toward and towards

    If I'm not mistaken, 'toward' and 'towards' can be used interchangeably. The main difference is that the one without 's' is used in America and the one with the 's' by British people.

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    Re: toward and towards

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, 'toward' and 'towards' can be used interchangeably. The main difference is that the one without 's' is used in America and the one with the 's' by British people.
    Yes, I agree.


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    Re: toward and towards

    Hmm really? I always heard it the way I stated. Are you sure they are interchangeable?

    Where I live, we would say...

    As I was heading towards the school I found a cat.

    or

    As they were heading toward the school, they found a cat.

    Edit: I decided to be resourceful and Google search it.

    "The bottom line seems to be that toward and towards are both correct and interchangeable: you can use either one because they mean the same thing. Many sources say that the s is more common in Britain than in the United States"

    If that is the case, then so shall it be.
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    Re: toward and towards

    'Toward' is more common in AmE, 'towards' in BrE. They are slight etymological variants of the same prepositional root.

    There is absolutely no connection between the choice of form and the number of the noun that follows!!


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    #8

    Re: toward and towards

    Ummm I'm pretty sure I already said that....

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    #9

    Re: toward and towards

    Simply confirming!

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