Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once. I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.
Today, we will learn when to use "toward" or "towards" (actually, all words that end with "-ward" or "-wards").
Traditionally, words that end with "-ward," like "toward" and "backward" are American spellings/usages.
And words that end with "-wards," like "towards" and "backwards"are British spellings/usages.
Both are accepted nowadays, even if you are an American using "towards" or a Brit using "toward." Just be consistent and make sure if you are using "toward" without the 's' that you use it everywhere (and the same with the 's'.)
That's it for today. Celebrate good grammar!