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    the month through November 29

    Sales for the month through November 29 rose 13 percent to $13.5 billion, comScore said. New York Times (subscription, free)

    Dear teacher,

    I have trouble understanding the part in red. Could you please tell me what "for the month through November 29" exactly means? Thanks.


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    Re: the month through November 29

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    Sales for the month through November 29 rose 13 percent to $13.5 billion, comScore said. New York Times (subscription, free)

    Dear teacher,

    I have trouble understanding the part in red. Could you please tell me what "for the month through November 29" exactly means? Thanks.


    LQZ
    It means "for the month of November up to and including November 29th." One can also say "November 1st through November 29th."

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    Re: the month through November 29

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    It means 1."for the month of November up to and including November 29th." One can also say 2."November 1st through November 29th."
    In BrE we say #1, but not #2. For that we'd say, "(from)November 1st to (November) 29th".

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    Re: the month through November 29

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    In BrE we say #1, but not #2. For that we'd say, "(from)November 1st to (November) 29th".
    Same here. We don't use 'through' in that way.

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    Re: the month through November 29

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    In BrE we say #1, but not #2. For that we'd say, "(from)November 1st to (November) 29th".
    And this is also heard in AmE.

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