Yo and yfwd

Hi can someone explain please - I understand yarn over but don’t know what the difference between that and the instruction yfwd (yarn forward?) is. Is there one?
Thank you!
Mary-Clare

YO is an American knitting term, yfwd is a british knitting term for a YO between 2 knit sts. They also use yon, yrn and another to indicated YOs between 2 purls, from a purl to a knit, and from a knit to a purl. We just use YO for all of them.

just be careful as yarn forward is usually, but not always for the purposes of a YO such as when doing slip stitches

If it’s a slip st pattern, then yfwd is not the same as a YO.

thanks suzeeq, that’s kinda what I was trying to say but at 1am what I actually wrote only made sense to me