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Foreword vs Forward


Foreword vs Forward. The author looked forward to reading the foreword, written by his editor, of his new book. Look forward to error-free writing with ErrNET!

Foreword is a noun that means a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book, especially when written by someone other than the author.

Forward as an adverb is toward the front; in the direction that one is facing or traveling; onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion.
Forward as an adjective is directed or facing toward the front or the direction that one is facing or traveling; relating to or concerned with the future.
Forward as a noun is an attacking player in basketball, hockey, or other sports.
Forward as a verb is to send (a letter or e-mail) on to a further destination; help to advance (something); promote.

Foreword and forward have identical pronunciations but different meanings and spellings. These words are two of the most commonly misused words in English writing. Only forward thinkers will use ErrNET copyediting technology to proof their work to avoid making this mistake!

Foreword sentence examples:

The publishers had to recall thousands of copies of the new book release because their printer failed to include its foreword.

The foreword of most books is typically written by someone other than the book’s author.

The creative journalism professor had his students read an assigned book then write their own foreword.

One of the consultants for the book was pleasantly surprised to find that he was mentioned in the foreword.

Most books include a foreword but it is certainly not required.

Forward sentence examples:

It is usually forward thinkers that develop creative solutions for the world’s problems.

My wife was so forward when I first met her that I thought she was a prostitute.

“Moving forward” is the current marketing slogan for Toyota car manufactures.

You must engage your automobile in “drive” if you want it to move forward.

Moving forward, we will no longer include online advertising in our marketing campaign.

We can’t move forward in our relationship until you get treatment for your alcoholism.

Please forward all of my mail to my new address.


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