Are there any grammartical rules that guide the use of ''toward'' and ''towards'' with ''s'.'

asked May 05 '12 at 13:41 Ayyoob majidadi New member

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This is a British English versus American English thing.  In British English, "towards" is more common. In American English, "toward" is most common.


Both appear in the dictionary. And, of course, American dictionaries favor "toward".  I don't have a British dictionary to check.


Use the variant prefered in your region and be consistent.

link answered May 05 '12 at 14:10 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

In British English "towards" is popular, but both of them mean the same.

Rahul GuptaMay 05 '12 at 14:14

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