Grammar Patterns

ADJ towards/toward n

The 'oriented' group

These adjectives indicate that something is mainly concerned with a particular aspect of something.
The five-speed gearbox is biased towards performance rather than economy.
The preposition towards or toward is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Not all sociological research is oriented toward testing scientific ideas.
  • biased
  • oriented
  • slanted
  • weighted
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