forward vs forwards vs foreword : Common Errors in English

About forward vs forwards vs foreword

Although some style books prefer “forward” and “toward” to “forwards” and“towards,” none of these forms is really incorrect, though the forms without thefinal S are perhaps a smidgen more formal. The same generally applies to “backward” and “backwards.” There are a few expressions in which only one of the two forms works: step forward, forward motion, a backward child. The spelling “foreword” applies exclusively to the introductory matter in a book.

forward Meaning(s)

  • (n) the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • (n) a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
  • (v) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
  • (a) at or near or directed toward the front
  • (a) used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
  • (a) of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
  • (s) moving forward
  • (r) at or to or toward the front
  • (r) forward in time or order or degree
  • (r) toward the future; forward in time
  • (r) in a forward direction
  • (r) near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

forwards Meaning(s)

  • (r) at or to or toward the front
  • (r) in a forward direction

foreword Meaning(s)

  • (n) a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

forward in News

  1. Evgeni Malkin contract: Penguins forward agrees to 8-year, $76 million extension

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Evgeni Malkin to a long-term contract extension, the team announced on Thursday morning. The two sides have agreed to an eight-year, $76 million contract that carries an annual average value of $9.5 million against the salary cap, beginning in the 2014-15 season. The deal will conclude after 2021-22. Malkin was entering the final year of a five-year ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SB Nation

  2. Forward Air Delivers Enhanced Customer Service with iService

    Forward Air is using the iService customer interaction solution from One-to-One to build strong customer relationships online. The system helps the company manage increasing volumes of customer email inquiries and provides various workflow tools to streamline operations. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Gillibrand pushing forward with "significant" military sexual assault measure

    Democratic senator says she'll push forward with her proposal to strip commanders of prosecution authority over military sexual assaults
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS News

forwards in News

  1. Yuan Forwards Drop Most in Two Weeks on Data, World Bank Outlook

    Yuan forwards fell the most in two weeks after government data showed industrial production and exports trailed estimates and as the World Bank cut its global growth outlook.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  2. Yuan Forwards Discount Widening Shows Dim Sum Risk: China Credit

    Yuan forwards are trading at the biggest discount to the spot rate in four years and the top Dim Sum debt underwriters predict a halt to appreciation.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  3. Rupiah Forwards Plunge to Biggest Discount to Spot Since 2011

    Indonesia’s rupiah forwards fell to the biggest discount to the spot rate in 19 months after foreign funds pulled money from the nation’s assets amid concern there is a local shortage of dollars.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

foreword in News

  1. Work together to help our local areas flourish, says Sentamu

    In the Archbishop of York's foreword to the Faith in the Community report he encourages faith groups and local authorities to work together to help our local area flourish.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Worldwide Faith News

  2. Rock Island Ready For Watchtower Plaza Development

    The City of Rock Island is getting ready to move foreword with the development at Watchtower Plaza.On Monday night, June 10, 2013, the city discussed the lease termination of another business in the project
    on June 11, 2013 Source: KWQC-TV 6 Davenport

  3. Fat daddy, big daddy among Father’s Day gifts

    Father’s Day, June 16, is closing in, but you still have time to consider these titles as possible gifts for the dads in your life. “Dad Is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan (Crown, $25, 288 pages): The standup comic brings hilarious insight to his life with five young children in the house. In the foreword, he tells them, “Given how attractive and fertile your mother is, there may be more of you by the time ...
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Standard-Examiner

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