Grammar Patterns

N towards n

N towards n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of towards or toward and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition towards is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
 Nountowards/towardnoun group/-ing clause
 hostilitytowardsforeigners
amovetowardending the protest
apredispositiontowardsill health
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'hatred' groupThe 'generosity' groupThe 'progress' groupThe 'road' groupThe 'tendency' groupThe 'contribution' groupNouns with other meanings

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