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    Think through =?

    I quoted the sentences from other place as above;

    "you must clearly think through your information ahead of time"


    1. Think through =?

    2. Can I change the word "must" to "have to" ? Is the meaning same? What's the difference?

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    Re: Think through =?


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    #3

    Re: Think through =?

    2 Have to works too.

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    Re: Think through =?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I quoted the sentences from other place as above;

    "you must clearly think through your information ahead of time"


    1. Think through = Consider

    2. Can I change the word "must" to "have to"? Yes. Is the meaning same? Yes. What's the difference? Nothing. You can also say "should" or "ought to."
    Hope that helps!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Think through =?

    (Not a Teacher. BrE first language speaker)

    "Through" means to do or view something from one point to another. "To see through a window" means to look from one point to the other side. Similarly, you could use "to go through a doorway".

    So in this context "think through" means to think about the information from beginning to end to ensure that you have included everything you need and that you have put it in the correct order.

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