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    toward / towards

    We also have some obligations towards our country and society.

    I took this from one of the magazines, I am apprehensive about the verb used here - towards, I think it should be toward, Kindly correct me if I am wrong

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: toward / towards

    'toward' and 'towards' are interchangeable.
    'toward' is not a verb - it is a preposition. The verb in the sentence is 'have'

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    Re: toward / towards

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    'toward' and 'towards' are interchangeable.
    'toward' is not a verb - it is a preposition. The verb in the sentence is 'have'
    Thanks for explanation. So only 'towards' is correct here. Is using 'toward' makes this sentence grammaticaly incorrect?

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    Re: toward / towards

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    We also have some obligations towards our country and society.

    I took this from one of the magazines, I am apprehensive about the verb used here - towards, I think it should be toward, Kindly correct me if I am wrong

    Thanks in advance!
    Towards/toward-in the direction of.

    Can you see the cyclist there? I think he is coming towards us.
    There are always more cyclists on the road toward evening.
    ...towards our country.-correct.
    www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit
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    rj1948.
    Towards-preposition.
    Last edited by rj1948; 16-Jun-2008 at 09:29.

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    Re: toward / towards

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Towards/toward-in the direction of.

    Can you see the cyclist there? I think he is coming towards us.
    There are always more cyclists on the road toward evening.
    ...towards our country.-correct.
    www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglih/grammar
    Regards,
    rj1948.
    Towards-preposition.
    Thanks a lot fo reference, but i doubt it is available now.


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    maybe help

    to‧wards especially British English,
    to‧ward especially American


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    Re: toward / towards

    new2grammar:
    We seem to have this same problem each time.
    You ask -
    towards, I think it should be toward, Kindly correct me if I am wrong

    I post back
    'toward' and 'towards' are interchangeable. ((That is, you can use either.))

    You then post back:
    Thanks for explanation. So only 'towards' is correct here. Is using 'toward' makes this sentence grammaticaly incorrect?


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    Re: toward / towards

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    new2grammar:
    We seem to have this same problem each time.
    You ask -
    towards, I think it should be toward, Kindly correct me if I am wrong

    I post back
    'toward' and 'towards' are interchangeable. ((That is, you can use either.))

    You then post back:
    Thanks for explanation. So only 'towards' is correct here. Is using 'toward' makes this sentence grammaticaly incorrect?

    Thanks David and sorry for such post i might didnt read that well before?
    and thanks for the help

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    Re: toward / towards

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Towards/toward-in the direction of.

    Can you see the cyclist there? I think he is coming towards us.
    There are always more cyclists on the road toward evening.
    ...towards our country.-correct.
    www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglih/grammar/learntit
    Regards,
    rj1948.
    Towards-preposition.
    There are always more cyclists on the road toward evening.
    Is toward in the above sentence - right ?

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    #10

    Re: toward / towards

    Is U.S. eng - towards?
    others - toward ?

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