Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Banned
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • Posts: 107
    #1

    Arrow Carry Through (__)?

    Thomas never gave up on ‘American dream' - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
    His family ran fruit stands. So he started helping out around age 8 and started going door-to-door around age 12. He never gave up, even when a door closed on him a pattern that would carry through his hockey career.
    According to most dictionaries, "carry through" means "continue to exist". Is it reasonable to think that in the underlined part, a proposition is missing between "carry through" and "his hockey career"?

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: Carry Through (__)?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyA View Post
    According to most dictionaries, "carry through" means "continue to exist". Is it reasonable to think that in the underlined part, a proposition is missing between "carry through" and "his hockey career"?
    I don't think so. The sentence did not sound unnatural to me when I first read it. We could say 'A pattern which continued his whole hockey career'. The underlined words do not have to have a preposition before them.

Similar Threads

  1. carry over into
    By arzgol in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Aug-2011, 02:21
  2. Carry the one
    By bud-bar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Sep-2009, 14:13
  3. ''carry''
    By jctgf in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-May-2008, 11:34
  4. carry out
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26-Aug-2007, 17:22
  5. help me carry
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2007, 09:09

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •