Mary peered at the red counter. And sure enough he stood there, craning his stick-thin neck toward(s) her direction, squinting his non-existent eyes at her.

Should it be toward or towards? And why?

  • I think people would use "craning his stick-thin neck in her direction" or "craning his stick-thin neck toward(s) her". But not "toward(s) her direction".
    – user3169
    Oct 3, 2017 at 21:37

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Toward is more common in American English. Towards is more common in British English. See Toward vs. Towards

In your example sentence, it's much more natural to use either toward/s her or in her direction.

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