Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Toward vs. Towards: Take your Pick


 John writes in:
Hey Snarky,
My teacher constantly uses the word towards, and it always sounds weird to me. Shouldn't she be saying toward?
John, I'm glad you brought this up. We see and hear it both ways, so it can be confusing. But this isn't something you need to worry about. Both forms are acceptable.

Quick rules:

  • Toward and towards are interchangeable.
  • Toward is more common in American English, while towards is more common in British English. 

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