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    #1

    see st through and go through with st

    - She knew her parents were set against her moving out of the house but, she saw it through.
    - She knew her parents were set against her moving out of the house but, she went through with it.
    - It's really difficult but I have to see this job through.
    - It's really difficult but I have to go through with this job.

    Do these two phrasal verbs mean the same in this kind of context? Can you normally use them without any important difference in meaning?

    Thanks you.

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    Re: see st through and go through with st

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    - She knew her parents were set against her moving out of the house but, she saw it through.
    - She knew her parents were set against her moving out of the house but, she went through with it.
    - It's really difficult but I have to see this job through.
    - It's really difficult but I have to go through with this job.

    Do these two phrasal verbs mean the same in this kind of context? Can you normally use them without any important difference in meaning?

    Thanks you.
    They're slightly different. I'd use "saw it through" if it was already started. "To go through with something" doesn't imply that you've started doing it yet.
    So I'd choose your second and third sentences (assuming the job had begun).

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