What is the difference between through vs throughout ?
Jan 6, 2016 5:54 PM
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It's a little tough to explain "through" without creating an imprecision, so here are some examples. Basically, throughout emphasizes the length/meaurement of the traversal:
Water runs through a pipe => It runs inside the confines of the pipe.
I drove through a red light. => I ignored the red traffic light and kept driving past the intersection.
Water runs throughout a pipe => It runs from one end of the pipe to another.
I drove throughout the night. => I drove all night.
January 6, 2016
Hi Pawel, Through refers to something passing through,into or between something. So a thread passes through a needle.
Throughout refers to the whole of something, so a king has power throughout his kingdom.