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So, "through" = "to completion"?
"manage the project through to completion" = "manage the project to completion" = "manage the project through"?
The point I'm making is that it's quite OK to ask a follow-up question about whether an animal is a duck. But by starting your question with "So, ..." you are implying that it is a logical conclusion from what you've been told.
I am sorry about my poorly-worded posts, but I was just confused about the part "through to completion".
"through" seems to add some subtle meanings to "manage the project through to completion". I could be wrong.
It's just one of those words that we frequently add that isn't entirely necessary.
I will be with you right through to the end.
I will be with you right to the end.
He managed the project through to completion.
He managed the project to completion.
The money will last us through to the end of the month.
The money will last us to the end of the month.
As you can see, the sentence is fine with or without "through" but we add it more often than not.
I think 'through' here is a sort of emphatic element, reinforcing the idea "under no circumstances shall we leave you to deal with the problem alone'.
Last edited by Pokemon; 21-Aug-2011 at 10:56.
I would say that "through" simply means "from beginning to end". I can do something alone from beginning to end.
"I created the presentation on my own right through to its conclusion."
In this case, "through" means "thoroughness" and "to completion" means an "end point"?