Misused Words

Threw and Through

Threw, a verb, means flung or hurled. It is the past tense of the verb throw.

The child threw the coins into the fountain.

Through, a preposition, means from the beginning to the end of.

He read through the whole book without taking a break.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) We have been (threw, through) this discussion many times without a resolution.

(2) If he (threw, through) the stone, his fingerprint should be on it.

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