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    #1

    Across or Through or Throughout?

    Hi! I have doubts about using these prepositions.
    The preposition 'across' has many meanings, and there are other prepositions with same meanings than meanings of "across"

    Which is correct?

    - There were many houses like this across the world
    - There were many house like this throughout the world

    Now, which is correct with this meaning of 'across'?

    - The horse goes out across their help, because it is sick.
    - The horse goes out through their help, because it is sick.

    I thank for replies!
    Last edited by johnnesteixeira; 14-Feb-2014 at 18:43.

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    #2

    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    - 'There were many houses like this throughout the world' is more natural.

    The sentences about horses do not make sense.

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    #3

    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    The sentences about horses do not make sense.
    Ok, but, I made changes in the sentences about horses. Do these sentences make sense, now?

    - He goes out across their help, because he is sick.
    - He goes out through their help, because he is sick.

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    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnesteixeira View Post
    Ok, but, I made changes in the sentences about horses. Do these sentences make sense, now?

    - He goes out across their help, because it is sick.
    - He goes out through their help, because it is sick.
    No.

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    #5

    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    I had sent it wrongly. And now?


    - He goes out across their help, because he is sick.
    - He goes out through their help, because he is sick.

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    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnesteixeira View Post
    I had sent it wrongly. And now?


    - He goes out across their help, because he is sick.
    - He goes out through their help, because he is sick.
    No, they don't make sense at all.

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    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    Sorry, johnnesteixeira, but I can't even guess what you are trying to say.

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    #8

    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    I guess johnnesteixeira means a horse died because it was sick and nobody touched it.
    But it's just my guess, so it probably completely wrong or vice versa. You can rephrase your sentences and we'll get their meanings.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #9

    Re: Across or Through or Throughout?

    I think you have misunderstood the meaning of the phrasal verb "to go out". It means "to leave the building" or "to go to a place or venue providing entertainment, usually in the evening".

    Are you going out tomorrow?
    Yes, I'm going food shopping and then to the hairdresser.

    Shall we go out this weekend?
    Great idea!. Let's go dancing on Saturday night and then out for lunch on Sunday.

    What did you think "to go out" means?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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