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    Arrow Manage the project through to completion

    Your Clear Next Step... Are You Ready?
    Finally, we'll help you manage the project through to completion.
    Would "manage the project to completion" have the same meaning?

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

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    Your Clear Next Step... Are You Ready?


    Would "manage the project to completion" have the same meaning?
    Yes.

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

    So, "through" = "to completion"?

    "manage the project through to completion" = "manage the project to completion" = "manage the project through"?

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

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    So, "through" = "to completion"?
    No. I'm continually astounded by the inferences you make from the answers you've been given! Your follow-up questions invariable begin with "So ...", even though there is no "so" about it.
    If, as you have surmised, "through" = "to completion", then "through to completion" would mean "to completion to completion" - which it doesn't.

    1. "manage the project through to completion" = 2. "manage the project to completion" = 3. "manage the project through"?
    No one has mentioned 3. "manage the project through". Where did that come from?
    Try not to read more into an answer than is given. If someone tells you that a duck is a bird, and a bird is an animal, it is not right to come back with, "So, an animal is a duck?"
    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.

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

    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.

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

    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.

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

    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.

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

    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."

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

    In this case, "through" means "thoroughness" and "to completion" means an "end point"?

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    Re: Manage the project through to completion

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    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."
    Yes, what they are saying is 'we'll be with you, helping you to carry out the project, from beginning to end'.

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