Are You Sprinting “Toward” the End Zone or “Towards” the End Zone

Keep the “wacky words” coming! Thanks to all of you who have been commenting and adding to our wacky-word conversation these past few weeks. Please continue to post your grammar, speaking, and punctuation questions and share your examples. This week’s winner is toward/towards.

Are you driving toward the middle school or towards it?

A friend asked about this wacky word choice a few weeks ago. Here’s the question: “Is it toward or towards? This drives me crazy! Do I drive toward something or towards it? Or is it neither?”

Answer: It is toward. Always. Don’t put an “s” on words such as these:





Sample sentence: The running back is dodging tacklers as he sprints toward the end zone.




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