Grammar Patterns

V towards/toward n

The 'strive' group

These verbs are concerned with trying to achieve something.
Scientists are groping towards an understanding of what the brain does when it sees - or conjures up - an image.
Students participating in the programme are encouraged to strive towards a high level of achievement.
Humanists teach us to work toward a better society for all in whatever ways we can.
The preposition towards (or toward) is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
We need to work towards giving women and children the power and resources to protect themselves.
  • grope
  • strive
  • work
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