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Hi teachers,
Merrick came back to London by himself. Everyone on the train and the ship looked at him, and laughed at him. In London, the police put him in prison. But then they saw Dr Treves’s card, and brought Merrick to the London Hospital.

Would the following be suitabe questions and answers?
1. Did anybody help Merrick to go back to London? No. Nobody did.
2. What was the people's attitude to Merrick? They looked and laughed at him.
3. Did the police imprison him in London? Yes, they did.
4. Why did the police bring Merrick to the London Hospital? Because they saw Dr Treves’s card.

Thanks in advance.
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Thinking Spain2. What was the people's attitude toward Merrick? They looked and laughed at him.
Some dictionaries say either "to" or "toward" is possible, but I sampled several native speakers who agree with me that "toward" sounds better. See: http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/ToVsTowards/zgmkv/post.htm
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Shawn79What was the people's attitude toward Merrick? Theyooked and laughed at him.
Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your reply and comments.Emotion: smile Funny thing, I've looked at that page a few days ago and I do understand the differences if we talk about direction.
But it's not so clear in the sentence given.

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Thinking SpainFunny thing, I've looked at that page a few days ago and I do understand the differences if we talk about direction.But it's not so clear in the sentence given.
Yes, I understand. "Direction" is the first definition of "towards" but the second definition is "with regard to". The dictionary example is the expression "her feelings towards me". Synonyms for this definition are "about, regarding, concerning". What was the people's attitude "about" Merrick?
Shawn79Synonyms for this definition are "about, regarding, concerning".
Hi Shawn,
Thank YOU for the explanation. It is very clear and quite logical because of the synonyms.Emotion: smile

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