Usage and Grammar

Q. Could you please tell me the difference between toward and towards?

A. Yes, I think so, with the help of the American Heritage dictionary (1995, CD-ROM), which states: “Some critics have tried to discern a semantic distinction between toward and towards, but the difference is entirely dialectal. Toward is more common in American English; towards is the predominant form in British English.” Our press, being American, favors “toward.”