Combining 'Through' with Other Prepositions

The preposition "through" often couples with other prepositions, like "into," "across," "under," and others to convey more nuanced spatial, temporal, or contextual ideas.

The preposition "through" often couples with other prepositions, such as "into," "across," "under," and others to convey more nuanced spatial, temporal, or contextual ideas.


"Throughout" is a preposition used to signify that an event or condition is occurring in every part of a specific area or that it spans the entirety of a particular time period:

There were festive decorations throughout the city center.

Olivia remained calm throughout the entire negotiation process.


The prepositions "through" and "into" can be used together in a sentence to depict a series of actions where the first involves moving within a confined or specific area, followed by an action that entails entering a different space or condition:

Sarah walked through the garden and into the house.

The light shone through the window and into the dark room.


In a sentence, using "through" and "across" together typically refers to a journey or motion that includes both navigating within or among something (as denoted by "through") and then moving over a surface or through an area (as suggested by "across"):

The tour guide led them through the busy streets and across the ancient bridge.

The eagle soared through the mountain passes and across the vast valley.


We use "through with" to signify that someone has concluded or accomplished something, or has ceased to be involved or interested in it:

After hours of studying, Olivia was finally through with her exam preparation.

James announced that he was through with the project, having resolved all the issues.


You can combine "through" and "over" to indicate a process or duration along with a transition or change that occurs over time:

Through consistent practice over several months, Alice became an expert pianist.

The landscape changed dramatically through natural processes over centuries.


In a sentence, we commonly use "through" to describe an action or process, and "under" to identify the circumstances or conditions under which the action takes place:

Through sheer determination and resilience under challenging circumstances, my brother overcame his obstacles.

Through extensive training under the strict regimen of her coach, the athlete excelled in her sport.

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