May 13th, 2013 in English Grammar
Towards is a preposition. It is used to indicate the direction in which someone / something is going, facing or looking.
- She walked towards me.
- We walked along the path leading towards the park.
- She was standing with her back towards me.
Towards is also used to say how you feel about someone or something.
- The church’s attitude towards abortion and divorce hasn’t changed much in all these years.
- I am not feeling very friendly towards her.
Towards can also mean near a particular point of time or place.
- We will visit you some time towards the end of this month.
- I was very busy towards the end of last month.
- It was towards midnight when I finally managed to finish the report.
- Her name appeared towards the middle of the list.
To contribute towards a fund is to make a small donation.
- I will be happy to contribute towards the charitable project.
Go towards something
- The authorities said that the proceeds from the sale of the land will go towards the construction of a school.
- The money raised will go towards building an orphanage.
To put money towards a fund is to contribute a certain amount of money.
- Will you put a few dollars towards buying her a birthday present?
To make towards something is to go in its direction.
- She made towards the door.
To work towards something is to do things that help you to make progress.
- We must work towards solving the dispute.