Toward vs. Towards

<p>Apparently, the SAT makes a distinction between toward and towards. I had previously read that toward/towards are interchangable, but preference is given toward "toward" (:)) on my side of the Atlantic. </p>

<p>Everyone should watch out, in case the SAT decides to pull this cheap trick from it's ____ this January and decides to test something like toward/towards, forward/forwards, and backward/backwards. </p>

<p>The</a> Answer Is B.</p>

<p>When is toward correct?</p>

<p>What is your side of the Atlantic?</p>

<p>West of Atlantic = USA = American English
East of Atlantic = GB = British English</p>

<p>According to Google, "toward" is a largely American whereas "towards" is primarily used in Britain. Also, everyone seems to agree that both are grammatically correct. I seriously doubt CollegeBoard would dare put this question on a real test.</p>



<p>The question I linked to is straight off the May 2007 SAT test. </p>

<p>CB decided to screw around with us and test our knowledge of plural vs. singular verbs by using "toward," which I find pretty dumb on CB's part ... just read teteatete's excellent explanation :).</p>

<p>I'm just a math guy, but is it possible that the issue is not toward vs towards -- that either would be an incorrect use of the idiom? I believe that I can put a question to you and throw a ball toward(s) you...</p>

<p>When I know what to look for, I miss the others... The answer is indeed to. It wouldn't make sense for CB to question toward vs. towards.</p>

<p>Thanks guys for setting me straight. I see the idiom error now :p.</p>