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An example use of forward in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… on you all to step forward and step up I …”
Forward means in the direction of the front.
the word forward occurs in english on average 152.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that forward can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;
2) transport and travel;