I have two grammatical questions I wish to know, and can't really find the answers to: Is "towards" not a word? My creative writing teacher hammered into our brains that "toward" is the only appropriate variation to use, and that adding an s to the end is incorrect. Is this true? If so, is this mistake made with other common words? My second question is when do I appropriately use the word "whom," without it being obtrusive? Despite Google's assistance, I can't find a solid reference point of when "whom" is right to use, rather than "who." Is there one trick or general rule to follow?