Toward and Towards are the same thing

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How come sometimes you see toward (no s) and sometimes you see towards (with s)?  I am reading a magazine and it had this sentence: “The human tendency toward pride may motivate us to seek prominence.” I always thought that the word was towards (with S).  In the dictionary, it had both ones, like this: toward, towards (preposition) …. Then underneath the definitions.  So does that mean you can spell it either way?

toward towards asked Sep 01 '13 at 17:03 Lina Newbride New member

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Yes, you can spell it both ways.  Lina, you could get immediate answers to most of these questions using the search field at the top of the page.  Most of the questions you ask are very common questions and have been asked and answered many times here.  For instance, type toward towards in there right now and hit enter.  You'll get a page full of questions and answers. 

link comment answered Sep 01 '13 at 17:59 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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