Awareness of ‘towards’

This approach represents their awareness towards the environment.

I think this another example of the clash of the collocation civilisations!

Indonesian flag Indonesians are probably thinking ‘kesadaran terhadap..’, and translating terhadap as towards. I’m afraid that’s not English collocation. Here’s what you need:

  • This approach represents their awareness of the environment.

Just in case you don’t believe me, here are the first 20 results from Netspeak.org:

  1. their awareness of a number
  2. their awareness of and share
  3. their awareness of issues with
  4. their awareness and understanding of
  5. their awareness of the importance
  6. their awareness of their own
  7. their awareness of the need
  8. their awareness and knowledge of
  9. their awareness of, and
  10. their awareness of the world
  11. their awareness and appreciation of
  12. their awareness of the issues
  13. their awareness of the potential
  14. their awareness of the needs
  15. their awareness and use of
  16. their awareness of how to
  17. their awareness of security issues
  18. their awareness of the impact
  19. their awareness of the benefits
  20. their awareness of the problem

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