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threw vs through

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'We took a taxi through New York.'

Let's take a look at two words which have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. Try to remember these when you are writing in English:

Threw is the past tense of the verb 'throw'.

'The goalkeeper threw the ball to his team-mate.'

The sentence, 'I can't believe all that Anna has been threw this year', is not correct.

 

The correct sentence is:

'I can't believe all that Anna has been through this year.'


Through is never used as a verb:

"He walked home through the park", not "He walked home threw the park."


To review:

Through is a preposition and an adverb. (It can also be used as an adjective).

Threw is the past tense of 'throw'. The past participle is thrown.

Unless you mean the act of throwing, use through.

 

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