Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Backwards"

The meaning of "Backwards" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does backwards mean?
A:
1. towards the direction behind you
(para trás)

• She took a couple of steps backwards.

1. In the opposite order to what is usual
(de trás para frente, ao contrário)

• ‘Erehwon’ is ‘nowhere’ spelled backwards.

3. With the part that is usually at the front at the back
(ao contrário)

• You have your skirt on backwards.

Q: What does backwards mean?
A: Backwards means opposite direction, going towards the back.

Example:
Sometimes you have to go backwards before you can make progress.

Take one step backwards.

I got better at driving backwards because I learned how to use my car’s rearview mirror.
Q: What does this "backwards" mean?
A: It means she's wearing it the reverse way you are supposed to.

Imagine a baseball cap with a visor. If you wear the baseball cap with the visor on the back of your head, you are wearing the cap backwards. Since the part that is supposed to cover the neck is on her head (and vise versa) she is wearing the bonnet backwards.

Example sentences using "Backwards"

Q: Please show me example sentences with backwards.
A: She was going backwards
If you go backwards you’ll crash into something
Why are you moving backwards
I can’t read backwards
It sounds funny when you play songs backwards
Your shirt is backwards
Q: Please show me example sentences with straightforward/ backwards .
A: She was quite straightforward, and quick to the point.
I stumbled backwards and hit my head.

They have very different meanings.
Q: Please show me example sentences with backwards .
A: The car is moving backwards.

I used to walk backwards.

Many people write their names backwards.
Q: Please show me example sentences with backwards .
A: Your shirt is on backwards.

I can count backwards.

Synonyms of "Backwards" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between backwards and backward ?
A: Backwards- when it describes a verb

We were going backwards

Backward-when the subject is a noun

He was backward
Q: What is the difference between it's on backwards and it's backward ?
A: “It’s on backwards” implies that something is being worn, like a shirt (it’s more specific).“It’s backwards” is more general, and can be used in many situations, including the shirt!
Q: What is the difference between backwards and upside down ?
A: this is upside down

Translations of "Backwards"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? backwards
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Other questions about "Backwards"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce backwards .
A: thank you
Q: Please show me how to pronounce backwards.
A: back-words

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