RE: Toward? Towards? SUMMARY

Subject: RE: Toward? Towards? SUMMARY
From: "David Chinell" <dchinell -at- email -dot- msn -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:15:45 -0400

Listers:

Thanks for all the suggestions and citations.

The majority decision was that it should be
spelled out as "two words".

No. Wait. It was that the British (and colonial)
preference was for "towards", while for American
audiences, the shorter word "at" should be used.

Examples

I say! Press the tab out, towards the edge of the
case, won't you?
Press the tab out, jam it right at the edge of the
case.

No. Okay, now it's all coming into focus. A modest
preference for:

English: towards
American: toward

But almost as strong would be either used
consistently.

Thanks again.

Bear






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