Toward or Towards | Definition, Difference & Examples
Toward and towards are prepositions that can be used to mean “in the direction of,” “in relation to,” or “in contribution to.” While the words are used interchangeably, there is some regional preference depending on whether you use US or UK English:
- In US English, “toward” (without an “s”) is more commonly used.
- In UK English, “towards” (with an “s”) is more commonly used.
Work toward or work towards
Work toward(s) is a phrase meaning “try to achieve.” It means the same whether written with or without the “s.”
Leaning toward or leaning towards
Leaning toward(s) is an expression meaning “inclined to one view or position rather than another.” It can be written either with or without the “s.”
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