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"Toward" Versus "Towards"

Which word you are likely to use depends on whether you use British English or American English.

By
Mignon Fogarty,
February 3, 2010

Jamie, Mia, Beverly, and Gen all wrote to me wondering what the difference is between the words "toward" and "towards."

"Toward" and "towards" are both correct and interchangeable: you can use either one because they mean the same thing. Many sources say the "s" is more common in Britain than in the United States, so you should take into account what the convention is in your country, and use "towards" in Britain and "toward" in the U.S.

 

 

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