WBYeats
 
Reply Sat 12 Sep, 2015 08:34 am
Is it correct to use 'towards'?

-John describes the process as a ride with a man in a carriage, expressing his different notion __ life.

My friend says after 'notion', only 'of' is possible; though I have to admit that I don't find one single sentence from dictionaries to support me, Google Books has some showing 'towards', but I don't know whether they are by natives.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 12 Sep, 2015 08:56 am
After notion or notions I would certainly use

of, about, concerning, relating to, on the topic of, etc

but I would not use towards.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 12 Sep, 2015 09:01 am
@WBYeats,
in the given context, towards does not sound like something a native English speaker would use
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Mon 14 Sep, 2015 03:33 am
Excellent answers. Thank you.
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 09:09 am
To continue the discussion about that preposition, could I use 'towards' here?

-[...] owing to majority influence __ the culture and other things.

I think OVER and ON sounds like the influence is more direct; but 'towards' means the influence is less direct; do you agree?
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2015 10:16 am
No, I don't agree. "Influence towards" isn't "less direct"; it's wrong.
WBYeats
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2015 06:40 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Good answer. Thank you.

But do you think that I was correct in saying that 'on' or 'over' should be used there after 'influence'?
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2015 07:58 am
@WBYeats,
Quote:
But do you think that I was correct in saying that 'on' or 'over' should be used there after 'influence'?

Yes
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2015 07:25 am
Thank you~
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2015 08:54 am
@WBYeats,
"Toward" would be ok to use. It means "in regard to, regarding."
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2015 07:19 am
@WBYeats,
No.
WBYeats
 
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Reply Fri 25 Sep, 2015 10:47 am
@selectmytutor,
Is your 1st language UK English?
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