Preposition (vers & envers)

Definition: Vers and envers both mean toward, but in difference circumstances.

Vers means toward or around in time and space
Nous allons vers Rouen. We're going toward Rouen.
Tournez vers la droite. Turn to(ward) the right.
J'étais vers Provence. I was around (near) Provence.
Nous allons vers midi. We're going around noon.
J'y vais vers la fin de la journée. I'm going around the end of the day.
Envers means toward in a figurative sense
Il est cruel envers ses chiens. He is cruel toward his dogs.
Son attitude envers les enfants... His attitude toward children...
Ses pensées envers l'argent... His thoughts on money...



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