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What expenses are coded towards/toward Employee Benefits?

asked Jun 07 '13 at 15:23 Shelba P. Thornberry New member

Towards includes an extra, unnecessary letter -- "s." Again, usage varies by country. My preference is always a shorter version: toward.

hedlinesJun 08 '13 at 02:56

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Ah-ha. You have discovered the vulnerabilty in Grammarly, which is that it cannot determine 'usage.'  At the same time, you want to use a diferent word altogether. See below.

 

toward vs. towards

In American English, the preferred form is toward. Towards is prevalent in British English.

 

Usage: Toward implies movement. It should not be used when the sentence would be better served by to or against.

 

Your sentence: 

Change,

What expenses are coded towards/toward Employee Benefits? 

to

What expenses are coded to Employee Benefits?

or 

What expenses are coded against Employee Benefits?

link comment answered Jun 07 '13 at 17:45 Erik Noble New member

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