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    When to put the S

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Rumwriter, Aug 21, 2014.

    Afterwards? Afterward?

    Toward? Towards?
     
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    Both are correct. It's just a matter of British vs. American English. American English tends to drop the "s."
     
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    Preference. I personally add the "s" at the end because the "s" sound just makes things flow more by slurring the words together a bit for me. Consistence is key.
     
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    I've been actually wondering about this a long time, whether it's a matter of AmE vs. BrE or just completely random.

    Guess the important thing is to stick to one, don't mix them up. I use 'afterwards' and 'towards.'
     
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    I regularly put my S in a comfy chair.
     
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    Not just any s goes in that chair, but your own big S.
     
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    I hardly even notice the difference when I read, but I personally omit s in those instances.
     

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