toward vs towards : Common Errors in English

About toward vs towards

These two words are interchangeable, but “toward” is more common in theUS and “towards” in the UK. Some people, probably influenced by “forwards,” write “torwards” instead of the correct “towards.”

toward in News

  1. Oil falls toward $95 as Asia stock markets plunge

    Oil falls toward $95 as Asia stock markets plunge Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:24 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose fell toward $95 a barrel Thursday, dragged down by evidence the U.S. crude supplies are growing. Given the weak demand ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Another step toward 'Safety Town'

    The first major step toward the development of “Safety Town” came Friday.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Sturgis Journal

  3. House heads toward passage of bill backing 2 years in jail for sexual assault in the military

    WASHINGTON — The House is heading toward passage of a sweeping defense bill that reflects the outrage among lawmakers over the growing number of sexual assaults in the military.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

towards in News

  1. Severe thunderstorms pushing through metro, Arrowhead watches to make concert plans

    Severe thunderstorms are headed towards the Kansas City metro, bringing with them possible hail, heavy rain and strong winds.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: KCTV 5 Kansas City

  2. China CFOs Express Pessimism to U.S./Europe Economy, but Optimism towards China

    Focusing on cost reduction and financing in next 12 months HONG KONG, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China CFOs hold antithetical perceptions towards the economic outlook in the U.S./Europe against China, ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Brent slips towards $103 on demand worries; weak dollar aids

    By Manash Goswami SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent futures slipped towards $103 a barrel on Thursday as a jump in gasoline stocks in the United States with the summer driving season already underway stoked worries about demand, but a weak dollar helped stem the slide. The U.S. dollar wallowed at a near four-month low against a basket of major currencies as investors cut bullish positions amid ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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