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    #1

    toward / towards

    Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change their attitude toward/towards school and schoolwork won’t work.

    can someone please identify the correct word to use between toward and towards above? what is the subject of it?

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    Re: toward / towards

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change their attitude toward/towards school and schoolwork won’t work.

    can someone please identify the correct word to use between toward and towards above? what is the subject of it?
    Hi, kiranlegend.
    I think both 'toward' and 'towards' are OK.
    However, I'm not really sure what you mean by 'what is the subject of it?'.

    Oh...the subject(clause) of the whole sentence you gave above would be....

    'Using extraneous incentives'

    I'm not a native speaker of English, so please forgive me if I'm wrong...

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    Re: toward / towards

    I'm not a native speaker of English either but as far as I know there's no difference between TOWARD and TOWARDS. Toward sounds more like American English, though it is frequently used in Br Eng as well, whereas Towards sounds more British, though Americans use it quite often.
    Hope this helps
    Graver

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    Re: toward / towards


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    #5

    Re: toward / towards

    Using extraneous incentives to get teenagers to change their attitude towards school and schoolwork won’t work.
    Use toward or towards -- whichever you prefer.



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