Call 713-723-9142

Tip 71: Toward or Towards?

Which word is correct: toward or towards?

Here’s the scoop: toward and towards can be used interchangeably. Technically, they mean the same thing, and it is correct to use either of them.

The reason that we may prefer one over the other is simple: it depends on whether you are from the US, Great Britain, Canada, or Australia or whether you studied English through one of their educational systems.

Toward is generally preferred by folks from the US and Canada.

Towards is generally preferred by folks from Great Britain and Australia.