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.
After notion or notions I would certainly use
of, about, concerning, relating to, on the topic of, etc
but I would not use towards.
in the given context, towards does not sound like something a native English speaker would use
Excellent answers. Thank you.
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?
No, I don't agree. "Influence towards" isn't "less direct"; it's wrong.
@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'?
"Toward" would be ok to use. It means "in regard to, regarding."
Is your 1st language UK English?