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    Maybo is offline Senior Member
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    To/ towards

    An attitude towards death
    An attitude to death

    I'm always confused about "to" and " towards", what's the difference between these two phrases?
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: To/ towards

    I can think of a sentence in which the first phrase would fit. I can't think of one for the second.

    As always, we need at least a complete sentence.
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    Re: To/ towards

    For example, I want to know your attitude towards death.
    I want to know your atitude to death.
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: To/ towards

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    For example, I want to know your attitude towards death.
    I want to know your attitude to death.
    The first is correct. The second isn't.
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    Re: To/ towards

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The first is correct. The second isn't.
    Are there any circumstances that I can use "attitude to death"?
    Last edited by Maybo; 18-Aug-2017 at 18:12.
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    Re: To/ towards

    There's no grammatical problem with 'attitude to'.
    It would be a matter of preference and collocation.

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    Re: To/ towards

    That GS's comment might have been because of the typo 'atitude'.

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    Re: To/ towards

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    That GS's comment might have been because of the typo 'atitude'.
    I guess I should have made it clear that I was correcting the typo and also marking the sentence it was in as wrong. Only towards death​ works for me in that sentence.
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    Re: To/ towards

    I agree with GS. "To" doesn't work for me either.

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