ADJ towards/toward nThe adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of towards or toward and a noun group. With some adjectives, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ towards/toward -ing.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'sympathetic' groupThe 'aggressive' groupThe 'ambivalent' groupThe 'oriented' group
| ||Adjective||toward/towards||noun group/-ing clause|
|They should be more||considerate||towards||the prisoners.|
|The campaign was||oriented||towards||selling the product.|