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Autor:  Fran
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  11/DEZ/2009 7:39 PM
Assunto:  'towards'
 
Mensagem:  I am going home (no preposition needed before the word home)

I am going to the house (I'm  going to the house. I'm on my way.)

Not I am going towards the house.

I saw this movie called "The Aviator" where Leonardo Dicaprio was flying this small airplane towards this neighboord, in fact the flew towards some houses before he crashed into them.

The bus is going "to" São Paulo (it's bound for São Paulo) or That bus goes to São Paulo, maybe it is not going right now but it will go on its scheduled time.

Note that it is "bound" not "bounded" because "bound for" works as an adjective.

It's bound for São Paulo.

towards = in the direction of

With regard to; in relation to = an optimistic attitude toward the future.

By way of achieving; with a view to: efforts toward peace


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
'towards'  –  student  11/DEZ/2009, 4:10 PM
'towards'  –  also student  11/DEZ/2009, 5:19 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2009, 5:40 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2009, 5:47 PM
'towards'  –  Chestnuts  11/DEZ/2009, 5:56 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2009, 6:58 PM
 'towards'  –  Fran  11/DEZ/2009, 7:39 PM
'towards'  –  Márcio Farias  12/DEZ/2009, 4:27 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  12/DEZ/2009, 6:15 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  12/DEZ/2009, 6:16 PM
'towards'  –  Márcio Farias  12/DEZ/2009, 8:39 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  13/DEZ/2009, 12:28 AM

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